SAVANNAH, GA (11/23/2016) –A driver involved in the fatal head-on collision that claimed the life of WTOC’s own, Don Logana, has been charged with felony DUI.
Savannah-Chatham Metro Police took Cleveland Antwan Coleman, 31, of Savannah, into custody Tuesday night after his release from Memorial University Medical Center.
Coleman is facing charges in South Carolina related to the fatal collision that occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday, Nov. 20 on US-17 near the Georgia-South Carolina state line.
Don was riding in the backseat of a 2009 Mitsubishi Galant driven by Erich Richter of Register, GA. Carlina Richter, also of Register, was in the front passenger seat and Joshua Bridges, of Savannah, was beside Don in the backseat. Erich, Carlina and Joshua were all taken by EMS to Memorial University Medical Center. Cleaveland was taken to Memorial in a private vehicle.
South Carolina Highway Patrol officials say Coleman is facing one count of felony driving under the influence involving death, and two counts of felony driving under the influence with great bodily injury.
An extradition hearing was scheduled for Coleman Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. in Chatham County Superior Court.
Coleman was given the option of waiving an extradition hearing, granting his extradition to South Carolina and into the custody of the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office, or to request a hearing in front of a Superior Court judge.
Coleman exercised his right to a hearing on Wednesday morning.
Judge Abbot started off by saying, “Mr. Coleman, can you hear me? Can you understand me?”
Judge Abbot proceeded by saying, “You were brought over from the jail today to come before a superior court judge so you can have you extradition rights explained to you. Extradition is the process in by which a person is located in one state has charges pending in another state. And you will end up having to make one of two choices this morning. The charges are in the state of South Carolina and the charge is felony driving under the influence, great bodily harm results, that is all the information I have about these charges because I don’t know that I have a copy of the warrants.” MORE