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Jim Irsay Loses Driver's License For One Year

Suspension is mandatory for refusal of blood test after his car was pulled over in March

(file photo: Hamilton County Jail)

Jim Irsay isn't allowed to drive for the next year because of his refusal to submit to a blood test after Carmel police pulled over his car in March.

A Hamilton County Superior Court Judge issued an order last week suspending the driver's license of the Colts owner for one year, effective May 27. The suspension is mandatory under state law for refusal of a blood test when police want to check to see whether you are impaired. Irsay, 54, was stopped while driving slowly near Horseferry Road and Main Street in Carmel on March 16. Police were later able to draw blood after getting a warrant.

A police report says officers found several bottles containing prescription drugs inside Irsay's car, as well as more than $29,000 in cash. However, he is only charged with two counts of impaired driving, which is a misdemeanor. Irsay's initial court hearing is scheduled for June 19, and he recently spent time in a rehabilitation facility, the name and location of which were not made public.

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