Suspended IMPD Officer David Bisard was more intoxicated than first thought when he crashed a truck Saturday, according to officials. He blew a .17 at the scene, but Bisard’s blood test revealed there was even more alcohol in his system, police said.
“You can leave now,” said a woman after we asked her about the truck that used to sit in her garage.
Fox59 was just asking for answers. The truck David Bisard crashed Saturday was registered to a house in Lawrence Township.
“No comment,” said the woman.
The suspended IMPD officer sits in jail, on suicide watch. The county prosecutor wants his bond revoked.
“We have had a second arrest for alcohol related charges, fortunately this did not result in bodily injury, but easily could have,” said Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry.
Bisard’s blood showed an alcohol level of .22, almost three times the state’s legal limit of .08. There were some other items in the truck prosecutors feel help their case.
“A number of items were obtained form there including a bottle of cranberry juice and there was a bottle of vodka found under the passenger seat in the rear of the truck,” said Curry.
His blood tested at .19 in 2010. Bisard is accused of being drunk when he crashed his patrol car into a crowd of people. Eric Wells was killed. Mary Mills and Kurt Weekly were seriously injured.
“The thing that strikes me is when we have a police officer with very serious criminal charges pending against them for alcohol related traffic fatalities and serious injuries and they still cannot seem to conform their behavior to the law and what everybody knows is right, you just have to think that somebody is at risk to us all,” said Kurt Weekly’s attorney Bruce Kehoe.
According to the probable cause affidavit Bisard told an officer after hitting a speed limit sign, a light pole, and a guardrail, “I made my bed and I’ll lie in it.” He also told the officer, “My life is over.”
Curry said Bisard’s latest alleged actions should play a role in the 2010 case as well.
“Given these new circumstances he poses a threat to the safety of the community and that bond should be revoked or additional conditions imposed,” said Curry.
The Fraternal Order of Police has weighed in on Bisard’s second arrest. The FOP supported Bisard in 2010, paying for a lawyer, despite a lawsuit. The FOP said it was disappointed in the officer’s latest actions. He will not be getting any legal help from them this time. In a written statement, the organization said, “Based upon the facts, he is ineligible to receive it.”