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Officer’s case draws out-of-town interest

Indianapolis news crews came to Allen Superior Court on Friday to take video of paperwork submitted as evidence in the case against David Bisard.

Bisard, 39, is the suspended Indianapolis police officer accused of driving drunk in his police car and plowing into two motorcycles stopped at a stoplight in 2010, killing one and injuring two others. He faces multiple charges from the crash, including reckless homicide, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and criminal recklessness.

While out on bail in that case, Bisard crashed a borrowed truck into a guardrail in the Lawrence area, with a blood-alcohol level of 0.22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.

The case was moved to Allen Superior Court and is being handled by Judge John Surbeck because of extensive media coverage in Indianapolis.

The coverage continued Friday, with the Indianapolis stations and newspaper reporters in Fort Wayne to see the paper evidence from the May crash used to revoke Bisard’s bond in the 2010 case.

The case is set for a four-week jury trial in October.

rgreen@jg.net

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