Police Recommend Charges Against Seattle FB Derrick Coleman
BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — Police have recommended felony charges of vehicular assault and hit-and-run against Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman for an October car crash after which he acknowledged smoking synthetic marijuana.
The King County Prosecutor's Office confirmed Monday having received the charging recommendations from the Bellevue Police Department.
In the police report, Coleman told police he had smoked "Spice" around 5 p.m. on Oct. 14 and drove somewhere around 5:30 p.m.
The car crash took place just after 6 p.m., with Coleman's truck traveling at 60 mph in a 35 mph zone and hitting a Honda Civic. The driver of the Civic suffered a broken collarbone and a head injury.
Police say Coleman showed signs of being impaired during field sobriety tests, but blood tests taken several hours after the crash did not show the drug Coleman acknowledged taking.