Seahawks Star Derrick Coleman Has Been Arrested For Hit And Run And Vehicle Assault
|Seahawks Star Derrick Coleman Has Been Arrested|
For Hit And Run And Vehicle Assault
At 6:20 p.m. on Wednesday, police were dispatched to the scene of the accident.
Coleman left the scene and an officer tracked him down after "several minutes" two blocks away, according to the Bellevue Police Department.
He was cooperative with officers, walking up to the patrol car as they located him.
Police say they are not aware of why he left the scene, but that it will be "a focus of the investigation," stating that whatever the reason for leaving, it's "his duty" to remain at the scene.
|Derrick Coleman Charged|
For Hit And Ru n
Three witnesses identified Coleman after he was detained, and a police canine found a scent in the vehicle and led officers to Coleman two blocks away after he had already been detained.
A field sobriety test was conducted, and officers obtained a search warrant to do a blood test on Coleman, the results of which are unavailable.
Police said that there was enough evidence, based on "statements that were made and observations made by the officer" for them to suspect drugs or alcohol may have been involved.
Coleman was driving in a 35 mph zone and collided with the back of a vehicle traveling in the same direction at a "high rate of speed."
|Derrick Coleman Accident|
Police said the driver of the other vehicle sustained serious but not life-threatening injuries.
Derrick Fox and Mark Bloom, Coleman's agents, released a statement that indicated their client might have fallen asleep at the wheel.
"On the evening of October 15, 2015, Seattle Seahawk Fullback Derrick Coleman, Jr. was involved in a two-car collision soon after leaving a team meeting.
While the facts of the case are still being determined, it seems Derrick may have fallen asleep while driving home from a Seahawks' facility.
We will continue to work closely with the local officials while a full investigation is being conducted."
Coleman, 24, has appeared in 22 games with the team since 2013. He was originally signed to the practice squad the previous year.
Coleman has played 20.2 percent of the team's offensive snaps through five games and has also had a role on special teams.
Photo from Bellevue PD shows crash scene involving Seahawks FB Coleman. http://t.co/iin4WChKT3 pic.twitter.com/eyYB4saJYl— KING 5 Sports (@KING5Sports) October 15, 2015