Police: Irsay had pills, $29k in cash in SUV during arrest

INDIANAPOLIS - Colts owner Jim Irsay had more than $29,000 in cash, along with a bag of various prescription medications, in his car when he was arrested last week on DWI charges , according to a police report.

In the report, Carmel police document Irsay's failure of several field sobriety tests when he was pulled over late in the evening on March 16.

"I asked him to count backwards starting at the number 103 and ending with the number 78," the arresting officer wrote. "Irsay began at the number 103 and counted backwards to the number 49. I had to interrupt Irsay once he reached the number 49 and I advised him that he could stop counting."

Police say Irsay was pulled over because he was driving slowly and came to several complete stops in the middle of the road "for no apparent reason." Irsay told the officer he was looking for his house and "got confused on what road it was located."

Inside his SUV, police say they found a metal briefcase containing thousands in cash and pill bottles with various "color and kinds of pills." Police also found two bags containing more pills sitting on the passenger side floorboard.

Following his arrest, the Colts issued a statement saying Irsay had voluntarily checked into a healthcare treatment center .

"(Monday) Irsay voluntarily checked into a highly-respected health care facility and is committed to undergoing the treatment and care necessary to help him meet his challenges head-on. Jim, the Irsay family, and the Colts organization are all deeply appreciative of the incredible outpouring of support and compassion from our fans and the Indiana community," the news release stated.

Irsay was preliminarily charged with OWI and possession of a controlled substance.

An initial court hearing scheduled for Wednesday was postponed .

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