Motorcycle community speaks out about Bisard

Group was gathered to raise funds for toddler

INDIANAPOLIS - In the midst of the events involving suspended Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard Saturday afternoon, friends and supporters of Eric Wells had gathered for another cause.

The motorcycle community had come together to raise money for an ill toddler in Henry County.

They were surprised to hear Bisard was facing new charges in connection with driving under the influence.

Authorities said Bisard was intoxicated when he crashed into a group of motorcyclists in 2010, killing Wells.

Those who were gathered at the rally were shocked to hear the latest updates.

"There was a lot of shock. Nobody could believe that he was out on the road allegedly drinking again and has had another accident," said motorcyclist Sam Goodwin.

This was the second time police have arrested the suspended IMPD officer on a drunken driving charge. 

”I think as a police officer he should be held accountable. I think this time he probably should be put behind bars where he can't hurt anybody,” said motorcyclist Jeff Herbert.

The motorcycle community has stood firm in their support for the victims.

On the anniversaries of the accident, hundreds of people mounted two-wheelers for a ride in honor the victims and to demand authorities hold Bisard accountable.

"He's not setting a very good example of being a police officer drinking and driving. If it was us, we wouldn't be let on the road after the first event," Goodwin said.

Messages of frustration were heard by many people throughout community.

In Spiceland, the motorcycle enthusiasts raised more than $7,000 for Caleb, a two-year-old boy in need of a heart.

The motorcycle enthusiasts said as they fight to help save a life,  they're hoping Eric Wells' life  will be valued with a conviction.

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