Jim Irsay, Indianapolis Colts Owner, Arrested for Drunk Driving

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Jim Irsay suddenly has a lot more to worry about than his team's Super Bowl chances in 2014.

The outspoken Indianapolis Colts owner was arrested late Sunday night for driving under the influence after getting pulled over near his home in Carmel.

According to authorities, Irsay failed multiple field sobriety tests and also had various prescription drugs inside his vehicle at the time of his arrest.

He faces a preliminary misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, along with four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance, Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem said.

A hearing is set for March 26.

Irsay was released from the Hamilton County Jail after posting $22,500 bond and faces up to three years in prison if convicted across the board.

"The team will issue additional statements when the facts are sorted and we are aware of the next steps to this process," said Colts spokesman Avis Roper. "Many fans have reached out to express their concern and we appreciate their support."

In 2002, Irsay admitted to a dependency on pain killers, due to a number of orthopedic operation, but said he had received treatment for the problem. He also Tweeted in 2013 that he had not had a drink in 15 years. 

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