Colts' owner Irsay seeks delay of trial on drug charges
This mug shot provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department shows Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay, who police say was arrested in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel on Sunday, March 16, 2014. (AP / Hamilton County Sherriff's Department)
The Associated Press
Published Monday, August 18, 2014 5:48PM EDT
NOBLESVILLE, Ind. -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay wants to delay his trial on two misdemeanour charges stemming from a March traffic stop.
The Indianapolis Star reports an attorney for Irsay filed the request for the continuance Monday. His trial had been scheduled for Aug. 28.
Irsay was arrested March 16 near his home in suburban Carmel after he was spotted driving slowly, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. Officers said he had trouble reciting the alphabet and failed other field sobriety tests.
A police report said various prescription drugs were found in his vehicle, along with more than $29,000 in cash.
Irsay was charged with driving while intoxicated and driving with a Schedule I or II controlled substance in his body.