Colts Owner Jim Irsay Arrested For DUI

Colts Owner Jim Irsay Arrested For DUI

jim irsayJim Irsay, owner of the NFL’s Indianapolis Colts, was arrested for DUI on March 16, 2014 in Carmel, Indiana. In addition to his DUI, Irsay was also charged with possession of a controlled substance and faces a total of 4 felony counts. The incident occurred Sunday when police spotted Jim Irsay stopping on the roadway, driving at a slow rate of speed and failing to use a turn signal. In a press release, Lt. Joe Bickel of the Carmel Police Department said that Irsay “failed several roadside field sobriety tests“.

According to Bickel, “multiple prescription drugs were discovered in pill bottles“, however, the drugs found were not associated with any prescription bottles in Irsay’s vehicle. The Colts have officially issued a statement, saying “The Club continues to fully support Mr. Irsay but must refrain from commenting further at least until formal charges have been filed“. Jim Irsay has long since admitted to an addition problem with prescription medicine. In 2002, Irsay said that his dependency on prescription pain medications came after several years of orthopedic procedures and operations, which led to extensive bouts of chronic pain. Upon being released from jail Sunday afternoon, Irsay tweeted a message of thanks to his supporters.

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