Indianapolis, IN, United States (4E Sports) – Indianapolis Colts team owner Jim Irsay was carrying a large amount of cash and bottles of prescription drugs in his vehicle when he was arrested this month on suspicion of intoxicated driving.
According to a police arrest report, Irsay was carrying $29,029 in cash contained in Irsay’s briefcase, wallet and two laundry bags.
The report added that bottles containing pills of various colors were stored in the metal briefcase and in bags on the floor of the passenger side.
The 54-year-old Irsay denied being drunk when he was arrested in suburban Carmel on March 16 but he was so disoriented that officers had him sit on the hood of a patrol car to keep him from falling.
The arresting officer said he “believed Irsay to be intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol,” according to the report.
Jim Irsay admitted taking multiple medications but refused to submit to a blood test and had $29,029 in cash on him when he was stopped on suspicion of DWI earlier this month, according to police reports.
The report said an officer pulled over Irsay’s slow-moving SUV after it stopped twice on a city street for no apparent reason and failed to use a turn signal. Police said Irsay told the officer that he sometimes has trouble finding his home. The Star reported that Irsay had bought a home in late February less than a half-mile from where he was stopped.
Irsay admitted in 2002 that he had become dependent on painkillers after several orthopedic operations but said he’d overcome the problem after undergoing treatment.