Demaryius Thomas arrested, charged with felony vehicular assault

Demaryius Thomas unloads on Broncos day after victorious return with Texans

Free-agent NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas was arrested and charged with vehicular assault Wednesday in Colorado, The Denver Post reported Thursday.

Thomas turned himself in to Denver police and was booked at the city jail at 9:29 p.m. local time Wednesday, according to jail records cited by the Post.

The arrest and felony charge stem from a single-car rollover crash Feb. 16 in Denver in which Thomas was the driver. Police allege that, based on speed analysis, Thomas was driving 70 mph in a 30 mph zone near downtown when he lost control of his SUV after he hit a raised median, causing the vehicle to roll end-over-end and come to rest in a grassy median. 

One of two passengers in the vehicle, a female, suffered serious injuries.

Thomas, who the Post reported suffered minor injuries, also was charged with reckless driving and driving without insurance. A male passenger also suffered minor injuries in the accident.

Thomas, 31, spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Broncos. He was traded to the Texans in October, but tore an Achilles tendon in December.

Houston released Thomas on Feb. 12.