Documents: Irsay randomly stopped car, had $29K in cash

CARMEL, Ind. (WISH) Jim Irsay was discovered in his vehicle, stopped in the middle of the road for no apparent reason ahead of his arrest, documents obtained by 24-Hour News 8 reveal.

Irsay was carrying about a dozen pill bottles and $29,029 in cash, according to the police report. The report says $14,500 of the cash was in Irsay’s briefcase, $2,500 in his wallet and $12,000 in a black travel bag.  The pills were found in the briefcase and two laundry bags found inside the vehicle.

According to the report, Irsay’s vehicle was going 10 mph in a 35 mph hour zone on Main Street west of Ditch Road. Eventually, the officer pulled over the vehicle, a 2013 Toyota Highlander, because it made a right turn without using a turn signal.

The officer identified the driver as Jim Irsay and thought he was drunk. Irsay told the officer he hadn’t been drinking, but had taken prescription pills, according to the report.

When Irsay was asked for his license, he opened a briefcase and the officer observed pill bottles along with his wallet. Although the license was visible to the officer, Irsay appeared to have a hard time finding it.

Officers say when Irsay got out of the car they had to hold him up to keep him from falling over.

After being arrested and taken to the Hamilton County Jail, Irsay refused a blood test.  So, a court order was obtained and two vials of blood were taken.

Irsay was preliminarily charged with operating while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance. Prosecutors have not yet filed charges against him.

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