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Dennis Rodman Charged with Hit-and-Run After Freeway Incident

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Dennis Rodman was charged on Monday with a hit-and-run for a wrong-way related crash on a Southern California freeway that occurred on July 20, according to the Associated Press.

The former NBA player was also charged with driving across a dividing section and without a valid license as well as giving police false information.

Orange County prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges against Rodman for the accident that took place on Interstate 5 in Santa Ana, California.

According to the AP, Rodman’s SUV was headed north in a southbound carpool lane at about 12:30 a.m. The incident forced a vehicle to swerve into a diving wall to avoid crashing into his car.

Paul Meyer, his lawyer, said the incident occurred because of a poorly signed exit ramp.

Rodman could face two years in a county jail if convicted.