Judge rules David Bisard will remain in jail until October trial

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FT WAYNE, Ind.– Allen County Judge John Surbeck has ordered suspended Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer David Bisard to remain in jail pending his October trial on a 2010 reckless homicide charge.

Surbeck ordered Bisard’s bond revoked as a result of his April 27 arrest in Lawrence. The judge said Bisard’s arrest demonstrates disdain for authority of the court and shows he is a risk to the general public.

Surbeck has ordered the sheriff’s departments of Allen County and Marion County to determine where Bisard will remain in custody.

The Marion County prosecutor contends Bisard was drunk and on duty at the time of the crash as his patrol car plowed into the trio of motorcyclists, killing Eric Wells.

Bisard has remained free on a $10,000 bond in that case, but was arrested on April 27 after his vehicle ran off the road and struck a guardrail in the Geist area.

A blood alcohol test showed Bisard was nearly three times above the legal limit for alcohol, and a bottle of vodka was found in his truck. Since that time, Bisard has remained in custody as a $25,000 bond was set in the most recent case.