A traffic stop can easily lead to a situation where charges are filed and
someone needs to defend against those charges. Certain situations can
also lead to felony charges, which can have a long-term effect on someone's
life. In Indiana recently, Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts
football team, found himself facing felony charges, including one for
The incident happened as police observed Jim Irsay driving slowly down
the road. He failed to use a turn signal also, leading to police eventually
pulling him over. They report that the Colts owner then failed a number
of field sobriety tests. It is unclear what tests had been given.
Police also report that they found a number of prescription pill bottles
in the car. Irsay was charged with four felony counts. One included a
charge of possession of a controlled substance. The team owner released
a statement some time ago saying that he had gotten help for prescription
pill dependency after surgeries. The Colts organization released a statement
of support and said they will wait until formal charges are filed to say
anything more on the matter.
Any kind of felony charge, including one for DUI, can impact a person's
job, freedom and wallet. In Indiana, a felony drunk driving charge can
lead to a variety of penalties. The Colts owner and anyone else arrested
for DUI in Indiana should be aware of the possible penalties and also
the possible defense options they may have to help garner a favorable
outcome for their case.