CRIME

California police recommend Dennis Rodman be charged with hit-and-run

Nov. 28, 2014: Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman talks to journalists outside the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism in Moscow.

Nov. 28, 2014: Retired U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman talks to journalists outside the Russian State University of Physical Education, Sport, Youth and Tourism in Moscow.  (Reuters)

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 with felony hit-and-run and driving the wrong way on a freeway.

District attorney's spokeswoman Roxy Fyad tells 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 an SUV traveling north in a southbound lane. The BMW driver said that after a brief conversation, Rodman left without exchanging information.

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