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Court Suspends Colts Owner Jim Irsay’s Driver’s License

A court order asks the BMV to suspend Colts owner Jim Irsay's driver's license for refusing a blood test after being arrested for driving while intoxicated.

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Photo: Carmel Police Department

Irsay was arrested March 16, 2014 driving in Carmel.

A Hamilton County court has suspended Colts owner Jim Irsay’s driver’s license for one year, effective May 27.

The court told the Bureau of Motor Vehicles it should immediately suspend Irsay’s license because he refused to take a blood test after he was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

The suspension is mandatory under state law for refusal of a blood test when police want to check to see whether you are impaired.

Irsay was stopped while driving slowly near Horseferry Road and Main Street in Carmel on March 16. Police were later able to draw blood after getting a warrant.

A police report also indicated they found a variety of prescription drugs in Irsay’s car, along with $29,000.

Irsay has been attending an out-of-state addiction recovery program.

He is being charged with two counts of impaired driving, which is a misdemeanor.

Irsay‘s initial court hearing is scheduled for June 19, and he recently spent time in a rehabilitation facility, the name and location of which were not made public.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

Gretchen Frazee

Gretchen Frazee is a reporter/producer for WFIU and WTIU news. Prior to her current role, Frazee worked as the associate online content coordinator for WFIU/WTIU. She graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia where she studied multimedia journalism and anthropology. You can follow her on Twitter @gretchenfrazee.

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