Dennis Rodman, the Hall-of-Fame NBA player, was reportedly “hammered” when he was taken in by police on alleged DUI charges earlier this month.
Rodman, who won several NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls and Detroit Pistons, had more the double the legal limit for blood alcohol content, TMZ reported.
He was charged with two misdemeanor DUI counts after his Jan. 13 arrest in Newport Beach, California, according to the report. Police said that he was swerving and playing loud music in his vehicle.
His BAC tested at 0.21 percent, which is about 2.5 times the legal limit.
California’s Department of Motor Vehicles website says that it’s illegal to operate a motor vehicle if one’s BAC is 0.08 percent or higher “if the person is 21 years old or older.”
Rodman was on probation at the time of his arrest. If a judge revokes his probation, Rodman could face jail time.
TMZ also reported that Rodman has been getting treatment in a New Jersey rehab center.
Rodman, notably, went to North Korea and met with dictator Kim Jong Un three times since 2013. In December 2017, Rodman said that Kim “probably is” a madman. “I didn’t see that. He probably is,” according to the Telegraph.
“I would take you over there and let you listen to him, the way he talks. He sounds more like a kid than anything,” he added.