Testimony Continues in the David Bisard Trial

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Testimony today in the David Bisard trial focused on whether he needed to rush to the aid of fellow officers during the day of a fatal crash and whether he was drinking earlier that morning.

Allen Tuttle, Bisard’s supervisor, said he overheard the Indianapolis police officer or his wife say he got up at 2:00 a.m. or 3:00 a.m. the day of the crash to have a drink because he couldn't sleep. Tuttle is the second police officer to testify that Bisard mentioned drinking the night before or that morning.

Defense attorneys then grilled the officer asking if he knew it was alcohol. He said no. The defense then countered.  It could have been water or orange juice. He confirmed he didn't know.

Also during the day's testimony, a fellow police officer said Bisard was not asked to help with this emergency call. However, he sped to the scene to help with a warrant anyway.  When asked if he needed help Bisard's canine unit, the officer said he did not. 

He also said he called off the search. Moments later, he was the first person at the crash scene.

That's where Bisard is accused of plowing into a group of motorcycle riders. 

The officer told the court, Bisard said, “Thanks a lot.” A sarcastic comment believed to imply he was there to help him and then the crash happened.