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Ex-LAPD Sergeant Involved in Rodney King Beating Sentenced to Probation in DUI Case

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Los Angeles Police Sgt. Stacey Koon declines to answer questions from the media on Aug. 6, 1992, after a bail and custody hearing in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. (Credit: Vince Bucci / AFP / Getty Images)

Los Angeles Police Sgt. Stacey Koon declines to answer questions from the media on Aug. 6, 1992, after a bail and custody hearing in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. (Credit: Vince Bucci / AFP / Getty Images)

A former Los Angeles police sergeant who served a prison sentence for his role in the beating of Rodney King was sentenced to three years of probation Wednesday after he pleaded no contest to driving under the influence of alcohol.

Stacey Koon, 67, entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor count of driving with a blood alcohol level of .08% or higher during a pretrial hearing in the Santa Clarita Courthouse. A misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of alcohol that had been filed against him was dropped, according to Los Angeles County Superior Court records.

A judge also ordered Koon to complete a three-month DUI class, pay a $390 fine and install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle, according to court records and City News Service.

Koon was arrested May 1 after he crashed his vehicle into a parked car in Castaic, authorities said.

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