Police recommend felony charges against Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman
Bellevue Police recommended to prosecutors on Monday that Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman be charged with felony hit-and-run and vehicular assault stemming from an October accident that left the victim with head injuries and a broken collarbone.
According to Bob Condotta of the Seattle Times, the Bellevue Police Department released a 101-page report Monday detailing their investigation into Coleman’s accident on October 14. The investigation claims that Coleman told officers he had smoked synthetic marijuana before the crash.
“A lighter, a glass spoon pipe with tarry residue, an opened bag of synthetic cannabinoid and three unopened bags of synthetic cannabinoids” were found in Coleman’s vehicle, per police. He was jailed for two days following the incident and suspended one game by the Seahawks. He missed a second game due to a concussion sustained in the crash.
Coleman allegedly left the immediate area of the crash scene following the incident while barefoot. He was found by police about two blocks away around 20 minutes after the incident and was “calm and cooperative” with authorities.
Coleman’s truck was traveling at 60 mph in a 35 mph zone and hit a Honda Civic. His foot remained on the accelerator for several seconds after impact, driving the Civic 260 feet down the road until it was pushed off the roadway, up a hill and flipped over, according to the police report.
Coleman had eight carries for 32 yards in 14 games this season and made one start at running back in December after Thomas Rawls was lost for the season. He’s appeared in 31 games over the past three seasons and is a standout special teams player for Seattle. He’s set to be a restricted free agent this offseason.