Robert Mathis Arrested For OWI

Hamilton County, IN - Robert Mathis, a coach and former player with the Indianapolis Colts, was arrested overnight.

The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has confirmed that Mathis was taken to the Hamilton County Jail after being arrested for operating while intoxicated.

Records show Mathis was arrested by the Carmel Police Dept. just after midnight for OWI and endangering a person.

Police confirmed Tuesday afternoon Mathis' blood alcohol content was .052 at 1:30 a.m., which is under the legal limit. They still thought he was impaired and not safe to drive, telling WTHR Tuesday afternoon that blood alcohol content is just one component that goes into an investigation like this.

The officer who arrested him said Mathis' "speech was slow and thick and he appeared lost and confused" and that Mathis at one point said he was on his way home but had no idea where he was. After he asked Mathis to get out of the car, he says Mathis was unsteady and had to lean against his truck for balance.

Mathis reportedly admitted to having one shot of Cognac that night, but also took a sleeping aid around 10 p.m. Officers say he later said he'd had two shots of Crown Royal plus the sleeping aid.

Officers say Mathis was driving the wrong way on a one-way street and wasn't using his turn signal, so they pulled him over. Mathis was added to the Colts' coaching staff as Pass Rush Consultant/Player Development in September.

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