Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was charged with a hit-and-run on Monday for allegedly driving on the wrong side of a California freeway and causing a subsequent car crash on July 20 this year.
Rodman, 55, also faces three others charges: driving across a dividing section, driving without a valid license and giving police false information. Charges were officially filed against him by Orange County prosecutors on Monday, Nov. 11 for the alleged incident.
Prosecutors say Rodman’s SUV was driving in the wrong direction in a carpool lane around 12:30 a.m. on July 20 and forced an oncoming sedan to swerve into a dividing wall. The former NBA star’s attorney, Paul Meyer, argues the incident occurred on a poorly signed exit ramp.
Meyer also says his client corrected the driving error without touching the other car and stopped and spoke to people in the other car.
If convicted, Rodman could face up to two years in county jail.