The Latest: Dennis Rodman calls hit-run claim hearsay

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on a California Highway Patrol recommendation that Dennis Rodman be charged with hit-and-run (all times local):

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Former basketball player Dennis Rodman says a claim he was involved in a hit-and-run on a California freeway is hearsay.

Rodman commented Friday in Atlantic City, New Jersey, at an event where he was giving out copies of his children's books.

Orange County prosecutors are reviewing a California Highway Patrol recommendation that he be charged with hit-and-run and driving the wrong way on a freeway for an alleged incident last month.

A driver said he had to swerve out of the way to avoid a head-on collision, and Rodman left after a brief conversation without exchanging information.

Rodman says nothing happened, there was no wreck and there were no injuries.

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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 (http://bit.ly/2aTIN8W) 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.

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