Ex-Seahawk Derrick Coleman pleads not guilty to hit-run

SEATTLE (AP) Former Seattle Seahawks fullback Derrick Coleman has pleaded not guilty to felony hit and run and vehicular assault in connection with a car crash in October.

KOMO-TV reported (http://goo.gl/GxRpL4 ) that Coleman was arraigned Thursday in King County Superior Court.

He could face up to 16 months behind bars if convicted of both charges.

Coleman's attorneys did not immediately return calls seeking comment.

During the investigation, Coleman told police he had smoked ''Spice'' - a form of synthetic marijuana - about an hour before the crash.

Police say Coleman's truck was traveling at 60 mph in a 35 mph zone and hit a Honda Civic. The driver of the Civic suffered a broken collarbone when his car flipped over.

Coleman is a free agent after his contract with Seattle expired.


Information from: KOMO-TV, http://www.komotv.com/

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