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Dennis Rodman Charged with Hit-and-Run In Wrong Way Freeway Crash

11/21/2016 2:31 PM PST

Dennis Rodman Charged with Hit-and-Run

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Dennis Rodman has just been charged with 4 misdemeanor criminal charges -- including hit-and-run -- stemming from a late-night wrong way freeway crash in July ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The Orange County District Attorney has charged Rodman with ... hit-and-run with property damage, driving a car across the divider, giving false info to a cop and driving a car without a valid license. 

If convicted on all counts, Rodman faces up to 2 years in county jail. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Rodman was driving an SUV on the 5 Freeway around 12:30 AM on July 20th ... after partying at a karaoke bar.

We're told Rodman was driving northbound in the southbound carpool lane.

A car driving the RIGHT way was forced to swerve to avoid a head-on collision and crashed into the center divider. That person called 911.  

Dennis allegedly fled the scene before cops arrived and never exchanged info with the other driver. 

Cops investigated the incident -- and officials say Rodman lied to investigators. 

A rep for Rodman said, "We agree that if anything, this is a misdemeanor traffic matter, and certainly not a felony. We appreciate the district attorney evaluation and know that it should resolve successfully when all facts are considered."

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