NFL notebook: Colts' Irsay nabbed for DWI, drugs
Colts owner Jim Irsay was released from jail Monday after being held overnight following a traffic stop in which police said he failed sobriety tests and had multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle.
Irsay was pulled over late Sunday after he was spotted driving slowly near his home in suburban Carmel, Ind., stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. Police said the 54-year-old Irsay failed several roadside field sobriety tests before he was arrested, though details were not released.
Carmel police said the drugs found in Irsay's vehicle weren't associated with any of the prescription bottles found inside.
Irsay faces a preliminary misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem said. A hearing is scheduled for March 26.
If convicted on the felony charges, Irsay could face six months to three years in prison on each count.
So-called Schedule IV drugs such as those with which Irsay was allegedly caught include Xanax, Darvocet and Ambien, with a low risk for abuse or dependency, according to the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Irsay was released from the Hamilton County Jail after posting $22,500 bond.
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