Judge Moves Bisard's Crash Trial to Allen County Created by kblakeslee on 2/14/2013 3:51:21 PM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ An Indianapolis police officer accused of causing a fatal 2010 crash by driving drunk will be tried in Fort Wayne.
A judge on Thursday ordered David Bisard's trial moved away from Marion County due to extensive media coverage in the Indianapolis area.
Judge Grant Hawkins said Dec.6 that the case had generated too much publicity for Bisard to get a fair trial in central Indiana.
Bisard faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless homicide and criminal recklessness in the 2010 crash that killed 30-year-old Eric Wells and injured two others.
The case has undergone a series of delays over admission of blood tests which showed Bisard had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.
If convicted, Bisard could face 20 or more years in prison.