A spokesman for the Denver Sheriff's Department confirmed that Thomas had been arrested and was scheduled to appear in court early Thursday afternoon.
The vehicle assault charge is a crime. Two traffic offenses – reckless driving and lack of evidence of insurance – were also filed.
According to police documents, Thomas was driving at high speed at 12:20 on Auraria Parkway just before the accident. His car left the road, passed over an elevated median, found himself in the north lanes of 12th Street, then struck a raised median on the 12th and "fell into the air." 39; air. " near Speer Boulevard, where he drove several times before stopping.
Thomas and a passenger suffered minor injuries and a passenger, more serious injuries. All three had to be taken to the hospital.
The Broncos traded the loser to the Houston Houston Texans in the middle of last season. His next professional game on Nov. 4 was back in Denver, where he faced his former teammates.
Thomas had an Achilles tendon rupture during the 16th week. The Texans released him in mid-February.