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Former Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas arrested in connection to rollover crash

Posted: 9:01 AM, Feb 28, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-28 16:46:29-05
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DENVER — Former Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas is in jail on charges related to a rollover crash he was involved in earlier this month in Denver.

Thomas, 31, turned himself into police on Wednesday and is being held for investigation of vehicular assault, driving without insurance and reckless driving, according to jail records.

According to an arrest affidavit, Thomas was driving with two passengers in his car on Auraria Parkway near 12th Street in the early morning hours of Feb. 16 when he lost control of the vehicle, causing it to roll.

Thomas was driving at about 70 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone when we drove off the left side of the road, over a raised median and into the northbound lanes of 12th before hitting another median, sending the car airborne, the affidavit states.

Thomas and his two passengers, a man and a woman, were injured and taken to the hospital.

Investigators said at the time that they didn’t believe alcohol or drugs to be factors in the crash.

The former Broncos player appeared in court Thursday afternoon for his first advisement.

Thomas, a five-time Pro Bowler, remains a free agent after he was traded to the Houston Texans last year.