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Dennis Rodman Has Been Charged With Hit-And-Run For a Freeway Crash

Dennis Rodman Arrives in Melbourne
Stuart Walmsley—Newspix/Getty Images Former American basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Tullamarine Airport in Melbourne, Victoria on Feb. 3, 2015.

He could face two years in county jail if convicted

(SANTA ANA, Calif.) — Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with hit-and-run for a wrong-way-related crash on a Southern California freeway.

Orange County prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges against Rodman on Monday for a July 20 accident on Interstate 5 in Santa Ana.

Prosecutors say Rodman’s SUV was traveling north in a southbound carpool lane around 12:30 a.m., forcing a sedan to swerve into a dividing wall to avoid a collision.

Rodman’s attorney, Paul Meyer, says the incident occurred on a poorly signed exit ramp. He says Rodman corrected the driving error without the cars touching, stopped and spoke to people in the other car.

Rodman’s also charged with driving across a dividing section and without a valid license, and giving police false information.

He could face two years in county jail if convicted.

 

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