Retired basketball star Dennis Rodman has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.
The former athlete was pulled over for a traffic violation in Newport Beach, California earlier this month (Jan18), and was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test.
According to TMZ, Rodman’s blood alcohol level was more than two times over the legal limit.
Last week (18Jan18), Rodman decided to seek professional help and checked himself into the Turning Point treatment center in New Jersey. However, he has since been released and is planning to continue battling his sobriety issues as an outpatient, before returning to California.
This isn’t the first time Rodman has faced car trouble – last year (17), he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving a motor vehicle across a dividing section, providing false information to an officer and driving without a valid license, as part of a plea deal related to an alleged hit-and-run, which took place in July, 2016. He was sentenced to three years’ probation, 30 hours of community service, and was ordered to pay victim restitution in February (17).
It is unclear if the new charges will affect his probation.