Officer in crash faces charges

August 11, 2010

Indianapolis police officer David Bisard had a blood-alcohol level of 0.19—twice the legal limit—on the morning he slammed his patrol car into a trio of motorcyclists, killing one and injuring two. The Aug. 7 accident occurred at 11:21 a.m. at 56th Street and Brendon Way Drive South as Bisard responded to a request for assistance in serving a felony warrant. Bisard's vehicle struck and killed Eric Wells, 30, who was at a stoplight waiting for the officer to pass. "We are currently working with the prosecutor's office after learning the results of the blood draw for alcohol have tested positive," Police Chief Paul Ciesielski said in a prepared statement.