These Are the Messy Details Behind Dennis Rodman's Hit-and-Run Accident

Dennis Rodman

These Are the Messy Details Behind Dennis Rodman's Hit-and-Run Accident

And what the former NBA Hall of Famer will be charged with.

Published November 22, 2016

More troubles for Dennis Rodman.

On Monday, the basketball Hall of Famer and five-time NBA champion was charged with a hit-and-run for a crash on a Southern California freeway stemming from a July 20 accident. Rodman could face two years in county jail if convicted.

According to the Orange County Register, Rodman was headed northbound on the southbound Interstate 5 that summer night around 12:30 a.m. when he caused a sedan to crash.

“Rodman is accused of driving head-on toward a sedan, causing the driver of the sedan to swerve and crash into a dividing wall to avoid contact with the defendant’s vehicle,” a statement from the District Attorney’s Office to the Register said.

The newspaper adds that the sedan's driver called the police and told officers that the retired NBA legend left the scene of the accident in his SUV following the crash without bothering to exchange information.

In addition to the hit-and-run charge with property damage, Rodman was also slapped with one misdemeanor count each for driving across a divider section, driving without a valid license and providing false information.

His attorney, Paul Meyer, said the exit ramp, where the accident occurred, was poorly signed and that his client stopped and spoke to the sedan's driver following the crash.

Rodman, 55, will be arraigned on January 20, 2017.

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