Dennis Rodman charged with hit-and-run for freeway crash

FILE - This Jan. 26, 2016 file photo shows former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman attends an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol says Rodman should face charges in a freeway crash. On Thursday the agency recommended Orange County prosecutors charge Rodman with felony hit-and-run and driving the wrong way on a freeway. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok,File)
FILE - This Jan. 26, 2016 file photo shows former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman attends an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. The California Highway Patrol says Rodman should face charges in a freeway crash. On Thursday the agency recommended Orange County prosecutors charge Rodman with felony hit-and-run and driving the wrong way on a freeway. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok,File)

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — 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.