Motion filed to waive Jim Irsay’s court appearance Thursday

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Jim Irsay’s driver’s license suspended for refusing test following OWI arrest

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (June 18, 2014)—Indianapolis Colts’ owner Jim Irsay will not have to go to court Thursday after his attorneys filed a motion Wednesday waiving his appearance.

Irsay faces two misdemeanor counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated or with a prescription drug in his system following his March 16 arrest.

It is not uncommon for defendants who face misdemeanor charges to file waivers. In court Thursday, a not guilty plea will automatically be entered for Irsay.

Irsay, who remains free on bond, was formally charged on May 23 with the two misdemeanor OWI counts. According to his arrest report, the officer wrote that Irsay exhibited poor manual dexterity, slurred speech, red, bloodshot and glassy eyes and unsteady balance.

A pre-trial hearing will likely be scheduled for Irsay within 30 days.