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Colts Owner Jim Irsay Arrested For DUI

Carmel police arrested Colts owner Jim Irsay Sunday night and charged him with a DUI and possession of a controlled substance.

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Irsay was arrested Sunday night driving in Carmel.

1:46 Update

Jim Irsay was released from the Hamilton County Jail at 1:30 Monday after posting $22,500 bond. He did not comment to the media.

Irsay is set to appear in Hamilton County court next Wednesday, March 26th, at 1:15 p.m.

The Colts have released a statement in regards to Irsay’s arrest.

“We are gathering information at this time regarding last night’s incident involving Jim Irsay.  The team will issue additional statements when the facts are sorted and we are aware of the next steps to this process.  Many fans have reached out to express their concern and we appreciate their support.”

The Indy Star’s Bob Kravitz called Irsay’s arrest a “sad inevitability.” 

“For years, Colts insiders have known that Irsay was struggling again with drugs. For years, they fought to get him into rehabilitation. At the very least, they fought to get him a driver in the hopes of keeping away from getting behind the wheel.”

Original Post

Carmel police arrested Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay Sunday night. Police say Irsay was driving at a slow rate of speed and stopping in the roadway. Irsay subsequently failed several roadside field sobriety tests.

Police say multiple prescription drugs were discovered in pill bottles which were not associated with any prescription bottles found in the vehicle. He was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated.

The Indianapolis Star reports that:

Irsay faces four counts of felony possession of controlled substances.

The bond for Irsay was set at $22,500, said Deputy Bryant Orem of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department. Irsay should be able to post bond and be released this afternoon, Orem said.

The bond hearing is set for 1:30 p.m.

Claire McInerny

Claire McInerny is a reporter/producer for WFIU/WTIU news. She comes to WFIU/WTIU from KCUR in Kansas City. She graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Kansas where she discovered her passion for public media and the stories it tells. You can follow her on Twitter @ClaireMcInerny.

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