Trial Date Set for Officer David Bisard Created by kblakeslee on 3/8/2013 5:23:30 PM
FORT WAYNE (AP) _A northeast Indiana judge has set an October trial date for an Indianapolis police officer accused of causing a fatal 2010 crash while driving drunk.
WRTV-TV reports that Allen Superior Judge John Surbeck Jr. set an Oct. 15 trial date for David Bisard during an initial hearing Friday.
Bisard is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless homicide and criminal recklessness in a crash that killed 30-year-old Eric Wells and injured two others when the police cruiser Bisard was driving struck two motorcycles stopped at a light.
The case was moved last month to Fort Wayne because Marion County Judge Grant Hawkins ruled Bisard could not get a fair trial in central Indiana because of media coverage.
If convicted, Bisard could face 20 or more years in prison.