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Irsay declined voluntarily blood test

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Colts owner Jim Irsay may have been under the influence of alcohol or other substances when driving on March 16, but he nevertheless had sufficient mental acuity to refuse to submit voluntarily to a blood test.

According to the Indianapolis Star, Irsay declined the request after an officer determined Irsay was driving erratically, going only 10 miles per hour in a 35 mph zone.

Per the report, Irsay’s speech was slurred, and he had trouble standing.  In addition to pills that resulted in a quartet of felony charges, Irsay had in his possession more than $29,000 in cash, including $14,516 in a briefcase, $2,513 in his wallet, and $12,000 in a laundry bag on the floor of the passenger’s side of the vehicle.

The refusal to submit to blood testing triggers a mandatory one-year suspension of Irsay’s driver’s license.  Irsay later was required via court order to submit to blood testing.  He also voluntarily submitted to breath testing, but the results were redacted from the police report.

A court appearance scheduled for March 26 has been postponed in light of Irsay’s admission to a treatment facility.  No formal charges have been filed to date against him.

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11 Responses to “Irsay declined voluntarily blood test”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Mar 27, 2014 12:12 AM

    I’m just glad that he involuntarily didn’t kill anybody.

  2. jason9696 says: Mar 27, 2014 12:43 AM

    $29,000? Obviously he had enough money on him to get a cab or a limo. What an idiot.

  3. chawkup says: Mar 27, 2014 12:44 AM

    Get well Jim Irsay. You seem like a very good man. Lots of football fans, whether Colts fans or otherwise, are rooting for you.

  4. britishraven says: Mar 27, 2014 4:44 AM

    Why on earth was the breath result redacted???

  5. thegreatsantini56 says: Mar 27, 2014 8:03 AM

    You would think a guy with his money could get someone to drive him if he decided to get hammered.

  6. jgava19 says: Mar 27, 2014 8:09 AM

    That’s a lot of coin to be traveling around with.

  7. kentonjk says: Mar 27, 2014 10:01 AM

    Lifestyles of the rich and famous . This guy was getting ready or had been partying hard. Sad to see this is suppose to be the leader of a large organization….

  8. soundsofsuccess7 says: Mar 27, 2014 11:53 AM

    At least he was going 10 rather than 100.

  9. j0esixpack says: Mar 27, 2014 1:42 PM

    So when he issues a press release heralding his $10,000 donation to a cause, we now know that that $10k literally IS pocket change to him.

  10. doe22us says: Mar 27, 2014 1:53 PM

    He didnt have the Uber app???

  11. madmikepromo says: Mar 28, 2014 1:44 AM

    He should be treated just like the players should. He’s supposed to act mature and like a professional. Throw the book at his ass.

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