INDIANAPOLIS - An Allen County judge has ordered suspended Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard held without bond until a bond revocation hearing next week.
The May 9 hearing will determine if Bisard should remain in jail until his October trial on charges of driving under the influence and reckless homicide charges.
Bisard was charged Monday with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 grams or greater after a weekend crash in which he hit a guardrail and utility pole near his home, police said.
A blood draw taken at Wishard Memorial Hospital in the aftermath of a crash Saturday indicated that Bisard's blood-alcohol content level was 0.22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.
Prosecutors said an open bottle of vodka was found in his truck.
In 2010, Bisard was on duty when his police car plowed into a group of motorcyclists, killing Eric Wells, 30 and injuring two more people.
That case was moved to Allen County because of pre-trial publicity, and a trial date was set for October. Bisard had been out of jail on bond in that case.
Prosecutors are pushing to keep Bisard in jail, seeking to get his bond in the 2010 arrest revoked.
An initial hearing in the new case is set for May 1.