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Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay’s driver’s license was suspended for one year by an Indiana court following his arrest on charges of driving while intoxicated.

The Indianapolis Star reported Thursday that police and prosecutors recently released documents that confirmed the license suspension starting May 27.

Irsay refused a blood test after he was arrested March 16 in Carmel, a suburb of Indianapolis. Indiana law requires a one-year suspension of a driver’s license when someone refuses to take a blood test.

Charges were filed on May 23 in Indiana court against Irsay and he faces two misdemeanor counts of impaired driving.

An initial hearing is set for June 19.

When Irsay was originally arrested, he was set to face charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and four felony counts of possession of a controlled substance. Prosecutors alleged Irsay had “oxycodone and/or hydrocodone” in his system when he was arrested. He had $29,000 in cash in his car when he was arrested.

Irsay, 54, entered a rehabilitation facility after his arrest.

Irsay was released from rehab and was in the Colts’ situation room on the second day of the NFL draft. He also attended last month’s NFL meetings in Atlanta, where he made a pitch for Indianapolis to host the 2018 Super Bowl. The game was awarded to Minnesota.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to address how he plans to discipline Irsay, saying he wants to see how the legal case proceeds.

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