Colts owner Jim Irsay’s license suspended for one year

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Colts owner Jim Irsay’s license has been suspended for one year following his March OWI arrest, according to court documents.

The court ordered the license suspension on May 29 because Irsay refused to take a chemical test when he was pulled over by a Carmel police officer on March 16.

A court order was obtained and two vials of blood were taken after Irsay refused the first test. The blood test showed Irsay had hydrocodone and/or oxycodone in his system, according to the probable cause.

Irsay was charged with two misdemeanors, operating a vehicle while intoxicated and operating a vehicle with schedule I or II controlled substance in person’s body, on May 23 following his OWI arrest.

An initial hearing for Irsay is scheduled for June 19. That hearing may be waived, according to the Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Office. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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