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Troopers Recommend Dennis Rodman Be Charged With Hit-and-Run

Dennis Rodman, 55, is accused of driving the wrong way on a highway and leaving the scene of a crash



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    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. The California Highway Patrol has recommended that Rodman be charged in connection with a hit-and-run crash.

    The California Highway Patrol says former basketball player Dennis Rodman should face charges in a freeway crash.

    Officer Florentino Olivera told The Orange County Register on Thursday the agency recommends Orange County prosecutors charge Rodman, 55, with felony hit-and-run and driving the wrong way on a freeway.

    District attorney's spokeswoman Roxy Fyad told The Associated Press the matter is under review.

    The incident allegedly occurred at 12:30 a.m. July 20 on Interstate 5 in Santa Ana.

    According to the California Highway Patrol, a BMW driver reported striking the center divider after swerving to avoid a head-on collision with Rodman's SUV, which was traveling north in a southbound lane.

    After a brief conversation, Rodman left without exchanging information, the BMW driver said.

    A voicemail seeking comment was left at a listing for Rodman's marketing agent.

    Rodman, nicknamed "the Worm," is a two-time winner of the NBA Defensive Player of the Year Award and made the NBA All-Defensive First Team seven times. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011.