Report: Ex-Wildcat Jason Gardner arrested in Indiana

Report: Ex-Wildcat Jason Gardner arrested in Indiana
Jason Gardner

FISHERS, Ind. (WTTV) - Former Wildcat and current Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis men’s basketball head coach Jason Gardner has been arrested for operating while intoxicated, according to an Indianapolis TV station.

According to, Hamilton County Jail records show that Gardner was arrested and charged with OWI early Monday morning, Aug. 26.

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Gardner played basketball for the University of Arizona from 1999 to 2003.

According information from the Fisher Police Department, Gardner was allegedly asleep behind the wheel of a vehicle stopped in a roadway at 4:30 a.m. Officers couldn’t wake him, so an officer entered the vehicle to take it out of gear. At this point, Gardner woke up and submitted to several field sobriety tests. He allegedly failed each one.

Police said a blood sample was taken from Gardner after he was taken to jail. Toxicology results are pending.

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