Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, 54, was arrested Sunday evening by Carmel Police and charged with operating a vehicle while under the influence. Officials say the arrest happened at 11:41 p.m. Sunday night.
The news was confirmed by the county website, but was first reported by WishTV.com.
There was a sad inevitability to Jim Irsay’s arrest. He’s been struggling for some time now. Hope he gets help.
— Bob Kravitz (@bkravitz) March 17, 2014
Irsay has been preliminary charged with Operating a Vehicle While Intoxicated and Possession of a Controlled Substance.
Irsay was released from jail at 1:30 pm ET. His bond had been set at $22,500.
In an inventory of Irsay’s vehicle, “multiple prescription drugs were discovered in pill bottles,” police said in a steatement. “These Schedule IV prescription drugs were not associated with any prescription bottles found in the vehicle.”
Ursay is not believed to have been drunk but rather under the influence of the pills in his car.