INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Former Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officer David Bisard will not spend any additional time in jail for a second DUI crash.
In court Wednesday, a judge suspended an additional one-year sentence after an April 2013 crash in Lawrence. Bisard appeared in court to plead guilty in the case. He was sentenced to one year of probation (set to start after his release from prison), fined $200 and ordered to undergo counseling.
In January, Bisard’s attorney said the former officer would plead guilty in the Lawrence crash in which he wrecked his pickup truck into a guardrail and tested a .21 BAC. Police also found vodka in the vehicle. At the time, he was free on bond as the result of a fatal 2010 drunk driving Indianapolis crash that killed motorcyclist Eric Wells and injured two others. His bond was soon revoked, and in November, he was sentenced to 16 years in prison for the fatal crash.
Bisard pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated in the Lawrence case. He was technically sentenced to 365 days, but that sentence was suspended.
Bisard was originally due in court last week. Weather postponed his hearing by a week.