Dennis Rodman on probation after wrong-way driving case


Former Chicago Bulls star Dennis Rodman was sentenced to three years' probation after pleading guilty to charges stemming from a wrong-way crash in July last year.

Rodman faced four misdemeanour counts, including hit-and-run, after police said the NBA Hall of Famer drove an SUV north in a southbound lane on a California freeway early on July 20, forcing a driver in an oncoming BMW to swerve into the centre divider.

The driver told officers Rodman - a five-time NBA champion - left the scene without exchanging information.

Rodman, 55, was charged in November with driving the wrong way on a divided highway, providing false information to an officer, and driving without a valid driver's license.

In a plea deal on Monday, Orange County prosecutors agreed to drop the hit-and run offense in exchange for Rodman's guilty plea to the three other charges, according to the Orange County Register.

Rodman was ordered to provide 30 hours of community service in addition to probation.

He was facing a maximum of two years in county jail had the charges stuck.