/NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas arrested on vehicular assault charge

NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas arrested on vehicular assault charge

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NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas arrested on vehicular assault charge

Demaryius Thomas was booked into a Denver jail on charges of vehicular assault, reckless driving and driving without a license.

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Free agent wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was arrested Wednesday after a passenger in his car was seriously injured as a result of a rollover crash last month.

Thomas turned himself into police Wednesday and faces charges of vehicular assault, reckless driving and driving without insurance, according to online jail records. Vehicular assault is a felony, while the other two charges are misdemeanors.

Thomas, 31, was due to appear in Denver County Court on Thursday morning. His agent did not immediately reply to an email from USA TODAY Sports seeking comment.

The charges stem from a rollover crash near downtown Denver earlier this month. According to an arrest affidavit obtained by USA TODAY Sports, Thomas was going at least 70 miles per hour in a 30-mph zone on Auraria Parkway when his silver Ford Edge struck a raised median. The car “tumbled end over end,” according to police, before landing on its wheels.

Thomas and the two passengers in the vehicle were transported to a local hospital. One of the passengers suffered “serious bodily injuries” as a result of the crash, according to police.

Thomas, who played collegiately at Georgia Tech, spent the first eight and a half years of his NFL career with the Denver Broncos. He was traded to the Houston Texans midway through last season and then was released Feb. 12.

A four-time Pro Bowl selection, Thomas has 688 career receptions for 9,330 yards.

Contact Tom Schad at tschad@usatoday.com or on Twitter @Tom_Schad.

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