Trial For Indianpolis Officer Moved To Fort Wayne (with Video & Photos)

By Emma Koch

February 14, 2013 Updated Feb 14, 2013 at 6:06 PM EST

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (www.incnow.tv) -- A Marion County judge has ruled that the trial of an officer who is accused of causing a fatal crash has been moved to Fort Wayne because of extensive media coverage in the Indianapolis area.

David Bisard, an Indianapolis police officer faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless homicide and criminal recklessness.

The 2010 crash that killed motorcyclist Eric Wells, 30, and injured two others generated too much publicity for Bisard to get a fair trial in central Indiana according to Judge Grant Hawkins.

The blood test that showed Bisard had a blood alcohol content of twice the legal limit was thrown out of the trial court and later recalled as evidence by the Indiana Court of Appeals. Bisard's attorney had argued that the medical assistant who drew the blood didn't follow protocol.

If convicted, Bisard could face 20 or more years in prison.




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