Jim Irsay’s OWI case set for plea hearing

Attorney James Voyles (left) and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay leave the Hamilton County Jail in Indianapolis, Monday, March 17, 2014. Irsay was released from jail Monday after being held overnight following a traffic stop in which police said he failed sobriety tests and had multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle. Irsay was pulled over late Sunday after he was spotted driving slowly near his home in suburban Carmel, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. (AP Photo/Alan Petersime)
Attorney James Voyles (left) and Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay leave the Hamilton County Jail in Indianapolis, Monday, March 17, 2014. Irsay was released from jail Monday after being held overnight following a traffic stop in which police said he failed sobriety tests and had multiple prescription drugs inside his vehicle. Irsay was pulled over late Sunday after he was spotted driving slowly near his home in suburban Carmel, stopping in the roadway and failing to use a turn signal. (AP Photo/Alan Petersime)

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. (WISH) — Jim Irsay has a change of plea hearing scheduled for the Tuesday after the Labor Day weekend, according to online court records.

The Indianapolis Colts owner was arrested in March on charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.

Irsay waived his initial court hearing, meaning a not guilty plea was automatically entered. As of a month ago, attorneys were negotiating a plea deal for Irsay’s case. Typically, a change of plea hearing indicates a suspect will plead guilty as part of a plea agreement. It’s unclear if that’s the case for Irsay.

The hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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