DENVER – Demaryius Thomas, former receiver of the Denver Broncos, has been arrested and is in police custody for a barrel-related assault earlier this month, Denver police confirmed at FOX31.
Thomas, 31, suffered minor injuries when reversing a single vehicle in a vehicle he was driving earlier this month.
That happened around 4:20 pm on February 16 on Auraria Parkway, near 12th Street, when he lost control of the vehicle, according to Denver police. He rolled and stopped in the middle grass near Speer Boulevard.
Thomas had two passengers, a man and a woman. All three were taken to a hospital, the police said. One of the passengers was seriously injured by the accident.
Police said Thomas was driving at 70 km / h in an area 30 km / h before the accident, according to a preliminary analysis of speed.
Thomas has a driving history that includes a negligent driving charge that was dismissed in August 2012 and he pleaded guilty to driving a dangerous vehicle a few months later, in December 2012.
In Colorado, "driving aggression" is defined as "reckless driving or driving under the influence of alcohol and / or drugs" and if your driving is the "immediate cause of a" serious injury to another person ".
The Broncos traded Thomas to the Houston Texans last year. He was released by the Texans earlier this month.
He is scheduled to appear in court Thursday afternoon.
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