IHCC Basketball Coach Charged with OWI

By Ellis Codjoe, January 08, 2019

The head coach of the Indian Hills basketball team found himself in trouble with the law early Monday morning.

Hank Plona was charged with Operating While Under the Influence 2nd offense, according to reports. He was pulled over by Ottumwa Police near 2nd and Market Streets. Plona blew a 0.193 percent on the breathalyzer, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent.

School officials have made it known that they are aware of the situation but offered no comment in regards to any possible action that may be taken.

Plona is in his fourth year as head coach of the Indian Hills. His record at the school is currently 105-15.


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