UPDATE: Judge Says Bisard Blood Vial Can Be Used Created by wowonewsroom on 8/28/2013 9:55:31 AM
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) _ A judge says blood tests showing that an Indianapolis police officer was legally drunk hours after a fatal crash can be used against him in his trial.
Allen County Judge John Surbeck, Jr. dismissed a defense motion Wednesday seeking to suppress the blood evidence in David Bisard's trial.
Bisard's attorneys contend the samples were improperly handled by police, while prosecutors said the appellate courts had already ruled the blood can be admitted as evidence.
Bisard is charged with reckless homicide and drunken driving in a 2010 crash that killed one motorcyclist and badly injured two others. His trial was moved to Fort Wayne due to media coverage in Indianapolis.
A blood test taken two hours after the crash showed Bisard's blood-alcohol level was more than twice Indiana's legal limit.