Police in Bellevue, Wash., recommended felony charges of vehicular assault and hit-and-run against Seattle fullback Derrick Coleman for an October car crash after which he acknowledged smoking synthetic marijuana.
According to the police report, the former UCLA Bruin told police he had smoked "Spice" — classified as synthetic marijuana — about an hour before the crash. 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 the initial impact, pushing the Civic 260 feet until it went off the roadway, up a hill and flipped over, according to the report. The driver of the Civic suffered a broken collarbone and a head injury.
The King County Prosecutor's Office confirmed having received the charging recommendations but gave no timeline on when it may reach a charging decision.