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Former Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas made his first appearance in court on Thursday after the former Denver Broncos wide out turned himself in to police on vehicular assault charges. The charges stem from a February 16 crash in Denver.

Authorities say Thomas was driving over 70 mph in a 30 mph zone with two people inside his vehicle when he lost control and rolled the car. A spokesperson for the Denver Sheriff’s Department confirmed that Thomas was taken into custody.

Vehicular assault is considered a felony. Two traffic offenses — reckless driving and no proof of insurance — were also filed in the case.

Per police documents, Thomas was speeding at 12:20 a.m. where his car went off the road, over a raised median, wound up in the north bound lane and then hit a raised median. The vehicle flew over the southbound lane and landed in a grassy area, rolling several times before coming to a stop.
Thomas and a male passenger sustained minor injures where a female passenger wound p suffering more serious injuries. All three parties were taken to the hospital.

The Texans released Thomas in February, months after he tore his Achilles in a Week 16 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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PHOTO CREDIT: Denver Police