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Former NBA Star Dennis Rodman Charged With Hit-and-Run

If convicted, Rodman faces a maximum of two years in county jail.

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    HOUSTON, TX - APRIL 04: Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame 2011 inductee Dennis Rodman looks on during halftime of the National Championship Game of the 2011 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Reliant Stadium on April 4, 2011 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dennis Rodman

    Former NBA star Dennis Rodman has been charged with hit-and-run for a wrong-way-related crash on a Southern California freeway.

    Orange County prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges against Rodman on Monday for a July 20 accident on Interstate 5 in Santa Ana.

    Prosecutors say Rodman's SUV was traveling north in a southbound carpool lane around 12:30 a.m., forcing a sedan to swerve into a dividing wall to avoid a collision.

    Rodman's attorney, Paul Meyer, says the incident occurred on a poorly signed exit ramp. He says Rodman corrected the driving error without the cars touching, stopped and spoke to people in the other car.

    Rodman's also charged with driving across a dividing section and without a valid license, and giving police false information.

    He could face two years in county jail if convicted.