Rodman arrested on suspicion of DUI in California

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in California on Saturday night.

The Newport Beach Police Department told USA Today on Sunday that Rodman, 56, was pulled over because of unspecified vehicle code violations. A subsequent investigation led to his arrest for DUI.

According to police, Rodman was cooperative and agreed to take a breathalyzer test at the scene. He was then arrested, booked at the Newport Beach Jail and released about seven hours later.

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Rodman also was arrested for DUI in 1999 and 2003.

"It's no secret Dennis has been struggling on and off with alcoholism the past 17 years," Rodman's agent, Darren Prince, told USA Today in a statement. "He's been dealing with some very personal issues the past month and we're going to get him the help he needs now.

"I've been his agent for 20 plus years and we're more like brothers. He's an amazing guy sober and deserves to find that happy place in his life with all he did to make his millions of fans happy during his NBA career. This is his chance to rebound in life so we ask for prayers and support from everyone."

Rodman played 14 seasons in the NBA from 1986 through 2000, averaging 7.3 points and 13.1 rebounds in 911 career games. He won five NBA championships, including three with the Chicago Bulls while playing alongside Michael Jordan.

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Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman speaks to the media as he leaves for North Korea's Pyongyang, at Beijing Capital International Airport, China, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport as he leaves for North Korea's Pyongyang, in Beijing, China, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport as he leaves for North Korea's Pyongyang, in Beijing, China, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport as he leaves for North Korea's Pyongyang, in Beijing, China, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport as he leaves for North Korea's Pyongyang, in Beijing, China, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Former NBA basketball player Dennis Rodman arrives at Beijing Capital International Airport as he leaves for North Korea's Pyongyang, in Beijing, China, June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jason Lee
Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman (C) arrives at Pyongyang's international airport, North Korea in this photo taken by Kyodo on June on June 13, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.
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Former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman (C) arrives at Pyongyang's international airport, North Korea in this photo taken by Kyodo on June on June 13, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. EDITORIAL USE ONLY. MANDATORY CREDIT. JAPAN OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN JAPAN.
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