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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay enters treatment after DWI arrest

By Dana Ford, CNN
updated 5:08 PM EDT, Tue March 18, 2014
Jim Irsay is charged with DWI and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.
Jim Irsay is charged with DWI and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Jim Irsay was arrested Sunday in Carmel, Indiana
  • He's charged with driving while intoxicated, possession of a controlled substance
  • Colts: Irsay voluntarily checked into the facility, is committed to regaining his health

(CNN) -- Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay has entered a treatment facility, the team said Tuesday, following his arrest on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Irsay was arrested Sunday. He's charged with DWI and four counts of possession of a controlled substance.

"Yesterday, Jim Irsay took the first step toward regaining good health. He 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," the Colts said in a statement.

"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."

According to police in Carmel, Indiana, officers stopped Irsay at 11:41 p.m. Sunday in Carmel for driving slowly, stopping in a roadway and failing to use his turn signal.

He failed roadside field sobriety tests, and a search of his vehicle found prescription drugs in pill bottles, police said. The drugs reportedly were not associated with any prescription bottles in the vehicle.

Report: Irsay's behavior was alarming around Colts organization

Twitter reacts to the arrest

CNN's Kevin Dotson and Sho Wills contributed to this report.

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