Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with hit-and-run for a wrong-way-related crash in Southern California, WLS reports.
Orange County prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges against Rodman Monday for a July 20 accident on Interstate 5 in Santa Ana.
According to prosecutors, Rodman’s SUV was traveling northbound in a southbound carpool lane on a California freeway around 12:30 a.m. His vehicle forced a sedan to swerve into a dividing wall to avoid collision.
Paul Meyer, who is serving as Rodman’s attorney, says the incident occurred on a poorly signed exit ramp. He says Rodman corrected the driving error without hitting the other vehicle, and stopped and spoke to people in the car.
The former pro athlete is also charged with driving across a dividing section and without a valid license, and giving police false information.
If convicted, he could face two years in county jail.