On Oct. 14, Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman smoked spice, but about an hour later “thought he was fine to drive,” according to Bellevue, Wash., police. That’s when Coleman was going 60 miles per hour in a 35 zone before crashing his truck into another vehicle right in front of him, then kept hitting the accelerator until both vehicles flipped over, police said. Witnesses helped Coleman get out of the truck but he ran away, barefoot. An officer found him several blocks away.
Police today released a lengthy collection of what they called their “primary case paperwork” to the media, explaining the circumstances surrounding Coleman’s arrest that night. Witnesses told the police that about 6:20 p.m. Coleman’s Dodge Ram was weaving in and out of the center turn lane, before accelerating rapidly and rear ending a Honda Civic traveling at a normal rate of speed. Coleman left his foot on the accelerator for “several seconds” without once hitting the brakes, pushing the Civic about 260 feet, until both vehicles left the road and flipped over going up a hillside, according to police. The Civic’s driver suffered a fractured clavicle and an unspecified head injury.