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Former Bronco Demaryius Thomas arrested for vehicular assault

Posted at 9:17 AM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-28 17:23:23-05
Demaryius Thomas
Booking photo for Demaryius Thomas (Denver police)

DENVER – Jail records show former Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was arrested Wednesday for vehicular assault, driving without insurance and reckless driving.

Thomas was involved in a rollover crash in downtown Denver early in the morning of Feb. 16. Thomas, who was a star member of the 2015 Super Bowl winning team, was traded to the Houston Texans last season. He tore his Achilles tendon several games after the trade happened.

The Texans had released him several days before the crash.

An arrest affidavit said Thomas was behind the wheel of a silver Ford Edge that was traveling 70 mph in a 30 mph zone when it hit a median and went airborne on Auraria Parkway.

Police said the crash happened near the intersection of Auraria and 12th Street when he traveled over a grassy median and eventually tumbled end over end before it came to a rest on its wheels.

Investigators at the scene said drugs and alcohol did not play a role in the crash, but two passengers in the car were taken to the hospital. One of the passengers suffered serious injuries, the other suffered minor injuries. Thomas was transported as well, he suffered minor injuries.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story)