Trial of Suspended Police Officer Opens

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO) The drunk driving trial of suspended Indianapolis police officer David Bisard in Allen Superior Court.

In opening statetments, both sides, the prosecution and defense attempted to build a case on whether Bisard was drunk. The defense says, blood-alcohol tests were not administered by a qualified technician and the samples weren't handled correctly after they were collected. Prosecution made the point, while he wasn't “falling down drunk,” he was intoxicated.

Testimony today included 911 records and accounts from a follow officer at the scene and a witness who saw the incident.

One juror was also excused after he admitted he had worked with someone related to a co-worker of Bisard.

Bisard is charged with nine criminal offenses, after he crashed his patrol car into a group of motorcyclists.