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Dennis Rodman Charged With Hit-And-Run, Faces Up To Two Years In Jail

The former NBA star allegedly drove the wrong way on a California freeway, causing another driver to crash, then fled the scene.

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Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with a hit-and-run for driving his car in the wrong direction on a Southern California freeway in July, causing another driver to crash.

The Orange County District Attorney's Office filed four misdemeanor charges against Rodman, 55, on Monday. In addition to hit-and-run, the charges include driving without a valid license, giving false information to a police officer, and driving across a divider.

The incident happened in Santa Ana, California, on July 20 when Rodman was driving an SUV north in a southbound carpool lane on Interstate 5. Rodman allegedly drove directly at another car, forcing the driver to swerve and crash into a concrete dividing wall.

Rodman then fled the scene, the DA's office said Monday in a statement. He also allegedly gave false information to officers investigating the incident.

Representatives for Rodman did not immediately respond to a BuzzFeed News request for comment.

The maximum penalty for the charges is two years in county jail.


Jim Dalrymple is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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