Report: Dennis Rodman’s BAC was more than twice legal limit at time of DUI
Dennis Rodman was charged with driving while under the influence earlier this month, and it sounds like the former NBA star had an awful lot to drink before he decided to get behind the wheel.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, Rodman has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI stemming from his Jan. 13 arrest in Newport Beach, Calif. Rodman was initially pulled over after police said he was swerving and playing his music loudly, and he failed both a field sobriety test and a breathalyzer test. The documents state that Rodman’s blood alcohol content was .21 at the time of the arrest, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.
Rodman has since completed a stint in a short-term rehab facility and says he will be following up with long-term treatment, but he could be in serious legal trouble. More than a year ago, Rodman allegedly fled the scene of a hit-and-run, and the details surrounding that incident made it seem as though he was impaired. While he wasn’t charged with DUI, Rodman ended up having to strike a deal where he was placed on probation for three years.
If a judge chooses to revoke Rodman’s probation in the wake of his latest arrest, he could be facing up to two years in jail — the sentence he was facing in the hit-and-run incident — plus any additional time for the January DUI arrest.