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Hauser basketball coach Sibbitt arrested on OWI charges

The head coach of the Hauser boys basketball program has been charged with multiple offenses from an incident earlier in February after being found slumped over the wheel at a gas station.


Joseph Sibbitt, 44, was found by a Sellersburg police officer called to the scene about 3:00 am on February 9.  The police report indicates Sibbitt was found passed out in the driver's seat and that there was damage to the front end of the vehicle.


The officer woke Sibbitt and reported smelling alcohol coming from the vehicle.  When asked if he had been drinkiing police report Sibbitt said he had a few beers.


Court documents state Sibbitt failed a series of field sobrierty tests, refused a chemical test and was arrested.


Sibbitt faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, criminal mischief and operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person.

Sibbitt teaches at Hauser.  He is in his first year with the Jets. He has continued teaching and coaching since the incident on February 9.