Could Troubled Indy Cop Be Ordered Jailed In Allen County?

By Jeff Neumeyer

April 29, 2013 Updated Apr 30, 2013 at 9:26 AM EST

INDIANA, (www.incnow.tv) --- Fort Wayne could take on an even bigger role in a high profile criminal case originating in Indianapolis, now that an embattled police officer has gotten in trouble with the law a second time.

Suspended Indianapolis Metro Police Officer David Bisard may be looking at some jail time, even before he goes to trial.

This past week-end officer Bisard was arrested a second time for allegedly driving drunk, and it is raising questions about whether he might be kept locked up in the Allen County Jail for several months awaiting trial on his first and more serious set of charges.

Officer David Bisard tested nearly three times the legal limit on Saturday, after he slammed his truck into a utility pole and guardrail in Lawrence, a community bordering Indy.

Investigators say they found a bottle of vodka in the truck.

Bisard is awaiting trial for a 2010 crash, where he allegedly ran into a group of motorcyclists in Indianapolis, killing one of them.

He's accused of driving drunk in that case as well, though Bisard’s lawyers are disputing the blood- alcohol test.
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The trial in the first case has been moved to Allen County, because that incident has generated a tremendous amount of media coverage.

Marion County authorities late Monday filed a motion seeking to have Bisard's bond revoked or substantially increased in the case involving the first crash.

Allen County Judge John Surbeck, who is presiding, says he expects to hold a hearing on the matter yet this week.

Bisard has been a free man, out on bond, until the new accident and charges came about this weekend.

The Marion County prosecutor now argues that he needs to be locked up immediately, that he's a danger to the public.

Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries says he's been alerted to the possibility that Bisard might be ordered held in the Allen County Jail until trial number one commences in October.

That poses a security risk, because police officers are sometimes targets of other inmates when jailed.




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