Coleman Pleads Not Guilty

 
A driver accused of killing a teenager in downtown Casper last May pleaded not guilty by reason of mental illness today. 
 
Scott Coleman of Casper was sent for a mental evaluation, conducted by a doctor from Salt Lake City. 
 
Coleman is also being tried for driving under the influence of marijuana. An officer has testified that tests showed Coleman had enough marijuana in his system to impair his driving.
 
Authorities say 18-year-old Jeremy Webb was killed after Coleman struck him with his vehicle in downtown Casper, and then crashed into the Goodstein building. A state trooper tried stopping Coleman before the crash, but Coleman allegedly later told authorities that he thought he was getting a police escort. 
 
A trial has not yet been set for Coleman.