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Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, 24, arrested and one person injured in hit-and-run car crash in Bellevue, Washington
Police say Coleman exited his vehicle and left the scene, but was later arrested without incident. Coleman’s agent has released a statement, explaining that his client fell asleep at the wheel while driving home from the Seahawks’ facility.
Bellevue police chief Steven Mylett said in a news conference Thursday afternoon that “there was enough evidence there to lead us to suspect that perhaps drugs or alcohol could have been involved” and Coleman was later subjected to a blood test. Coleman, 24, is being held at the King County Jail on investigation of vehicular assault and hit and run. He was being held without bond, as is common until he appears before a judge for a bail hearing. His initial hearing is Friday at 2:30 p.m. in King County Court. The Seahawks have suspended Coleman indefinitely pending further information, a team spokesperson said in a statement.
Former Seahawks FB Derrick Coleman charged with vehicular assault, felony hit-and-run for 2015 crash
Coleman is scheduled to be arraigned on June 16 at the King County Courthouse.
Prosecutors say if convicted of both charges, Coleman could face 12 to 14 months in jail.
Former Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman, who was arrested after a hit-and-run crash that involved synthetic marijuana last year, pleaded guilty to vehicular assault in King County Superior Court on Thursday.
He will be sentenced Oct. 14.