Many question why Bisard's license was not initially suspended

Bisard will make first court appearance Wednesday

INDIANAPOLIS - Marion County prosecutors said they will ask a judge to keep Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard behind bars on Monday.

Bisard faces charges in connection with driving intoxicated for the second time in less than three years, and many are wondering why he was allowed to keep his driver’s license after his first arrest.

Prosecuting attorneys asked a judge to suspend Bisard’s driving privileges when he was arrested in 2010, but the request was denied.

“It wouldn’t have made a difference. Even if the court had suspended it, he would have gotten it back by now anyway,” said Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson.

Bisard was being held Sunday on a $25,000 bond.

“If he comes up with the money and gets on the monitor, he’ll be able to bond out on the charge now tomorrow when we file the formal charges in Court 10. We intend to ask the judge to reconsider that,” Robinson said.

Robinson said she will also request his bond from the initial felony case be revoked.

Bisard was out on bond from his 2010 arrest when police in Lawrence arrested him Saturday.

Results of a blood test are pending, but authorities said a portable breath test showed Bisard’s blood-alcohol content was twice the legal limit.

“The portable breath tests in Indiana are so unreliable that they are absolutely inadmissible. It cannot be used in a trial at all,” said trial attorney John Tompkins.

Tomkins said that while a review of Bisard’s original bond was typical, the case had been anything but typical.

“The original case was handled differently than any other fatality or OWI I have ever seen or investigated in the 16 years I have been practicing,” Tomkins said.

Bisard is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday.

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