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Former Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman formally charged in hit and run

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SEATTLE, WA - DECEMBER 02: Fullback Derrick Coleman #40 of the Seattle Seahawks carries the ball as outside linebacker David Hawthorne #57 of the New Orleans Saints defends during a game at CenturyLink Field on December 2, 2013 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Jonathan Ferrey/Getty Images)

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Fullback Derrick Coleman, who spent three seasons with the Seahawks and played in Super Bowl XLIX, was officially charged on Friday with felony hit and run and vehicular assault.

According to the Associated Press, Coleman will be arraigned on June 16.

Police recommended felony charges back in January. Prosecutors announced the charges on Friday.

Coleman, who faces 12-16 months in prison, told police he had smoked synthetic marijuana roughly an hour before striking a Honda Civic while driving 60 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone. Coleman allegedly fled the scene of the accident in bare feet.

The former UCLA Bruin was known before the accident as having a high degree of football success despite being deaf.