Ex-Seahawk Derrick Coleman Pleads Guilty to Charges in Crash
SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has pleaded guilty to hit and run and vehicular assault in connection with a car crash last year that injured another driver.
Derrick Coleman pleaded guilty in King County Superior Court on Thursday as part of an agreement that could mean he avoids jail time.
KOMO-TV reports that he'll be sentenced October 14th. Prosecutors are recommending no jail time but want him to do community service, provide restitution and not use synthetic marijuana.
Coleman told police he had smoked "spice" — a form of synthetic marijuana — about an hour before the October 2015 crash in Bellevue, east of Seattle.
Police say Coleman's truck was traveling at 60 miles per hour in a 35 zone and hit a Honda Civic. The driver of the Civic suffered a broken collarbone.