When Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was pulled over for driving recklessly on March 16th, he refused a blood test. Police knew something was wrong with him, with one saying he “believed Irsay to be intoxicated on a substance other than alcohol.” Turns out that was exactly the case when they found load of prescription drugs in the vehicle.
In Indiana, like a lot of other states and much like refusing a breathalyzer test, refusing the blood test is a mandatory loss of your license.
Per the Indy Star:
‘Indiana law mandates a one-year driver’s license suspension for such a refusal. Carmel police later obtained a warrant ordering Irsay to submit to a blood draw following his arrest. A nurse took two vials of blood.
Irsay is charged with two misdemeanor counts of impaired driving. His initial hearing is June 19.’