(HAMILTON CO.) - Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay will not appear in court Thursday for an initial hearing on the drug-related charges he faces.
Irsay's attorneys filed a motion Wednesday waiving his appearance on misdemeanor charges of driving while intoxicated and driving with a Schedule I or II controlled substance in his body.
Irsay was arrested in Carmel last March for operating a vehicle while intoxicated. Officers found prescription pills in his vehicle. Police say Irsay was driving slowly, stopping in the road and failed to use a turn signal. They also say he failed field sobriety tests.
The charges carry maximum penalties of 60 days in jail and $500 fines for each count. Hamilton County court documents say Irsay was driving under the influence of prescription painkillers.
Irsay underwent rehabilitation and returned to the public spotlight last month in Atlanta for the NFL owners meeting.
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