NFL wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been arrested in connection with a February 16th car accident in which his vehicle flipped over three times.
Now, almost two weeks after the incident, the free-agent wide receiver has been charged in causing the accident in which his passengers were injured, one seriously.
Police and emergency responders managed to free Thomas and his two passengers from the mangled wreck and all three were transported to a nearby hospital where they were treated for injuries received in the incident.
“One of the passengers suffered serious bodily injuries as a result of the crash.” Names of his passengers have not been released to the general public.
According to the arrest affidavit, Thomas was going 70 miles per hour in a 30 mph zone in the streets of Denver, Colorado, shortly after midnight on February 16th when the crash occurred.
According to authorities, Thomas’ excessive speed caused the vehicle he was driving to go out of control making the crash inevitable after the SUV hit a curb.
TMZ reports, “The 31-year-old ex-Broncos star was driving around Denver around 12:20 AM when witnesses say he lost control of his car, hit a curb and rolled 3 times before landing in a grassy median.”
“If convicted on the felony charge, Thomas faces up to 3 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.”
The investigation into the crash has been ongoing since the 16th and only now have authorities compelled enough evidence to make an arrest.
“Officials say they conducted an investigation into the crash using ‘information from the vehicle and preliminary speed analysis’ to confirm Thomas was traveling at over 70 miles per hour.”
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