Colts Owner Jim Irsay Arrested For DUI, Drug Possession

By Staff  |  03/17/2014

Jim Irsay mugshot

Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay could be in hot water, after being arrested late Sunday (March 16) on suspicion of intoxicated driving and drug possession.

According to ESPN.com, the 54-year-old faces four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, after being arrested in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel yesterday.

Sometime Sunday, Irsay was pulled over by police, and failed several roadside field sobriety tests, before he was arrested. Inside his vehicle, officers found multiple prescription drugs.

He was released Monday afternoon (March 17).

A source tells ESPN that they hope the incident serves as a "wake-up call" for Irsay, who acknowledged in 2002 that he had become dependent on painkillers after several orthopedic operations, but also said he had overcome the problem after undergoing treatment.

If convicted, Irsay could face six months to three years in prison on each count. Schedule IV drugs, like the ones found inside his vehicle, include drugs like Xanax, Darvocet and Ambien.

It's unclear the type of disciple he'll receive from the NFL, but it's likely, he'll receive a fine and be suspended in some capacity.