Source: David Bisard involved in accident, blew 0.17 percent

Source: Bisard at APC until Monday

LAWRENCE, Ind. - Indianapolis police Officer David Bisard was taken to the hospital for a blood draw after he was involved in a crash on the city's northeast side Saturday afternoon, sources said.

A police report confirmed that Bisard took a portable breathalyzer test and blew 0.17 percent, which is more than twice the legal limit.

The accident happened in the 10000 block of Indian Lake Boulevard South Drive just after 2 p.m.

The Lawrence Police Department was investigating a property damage accident after Bisard hit a speed limit sign and guardrail, a source said.

The source said Bisard was transported to the Arresting Processing Center.

According to a source involved in the investigation, Bisard refused to cooperate with any aspect of a drunk driving investigation and has asked for his attorney.

Another source told RTV6 that Bisard was was unhappy, but basically cooperative with police, but at times seemed mad with the process.

Sources said an alcohol crash team transported Bisard to Wishard Memorial Hospital for a blood draw.

The results of the blood draw have not come back, RTV6 confirmed that the prosecutor has filed a request with the APC for no bond for Bisard until Monday. 

On Monday, they will file paperwork to revoke the bond on the first incident.

Denise Robinson, the prosecutor on Bisard's case, with the Marion County Prosecutor's Office, came to the scene of the accident.

"He was taken into custody by LPD, transported to APC and the case is now in the hands of the prosecutor's office," Chief Rick Hite said in a statement to RTV6.

RTV6 alerted former Public Safety Director Frank Straub about the reports.

"I really can't say anything, not really sure there is anything that needs to be said," Straub said. "Maybe folks will wake up. Sadly, I doubt it." 

The president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Sgt. Bill Owensby, said he was aware of the arrest but had no comment.

RTV6 asked Owensby how much money the FOP has spent over the past two years on legal fees for Bisard and Owensby had no comment.

Bisard was suspended from the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department after he was accused of causing a fatal 2010 crash by driving drunk.

Bisard faces charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless homicide and criminal recklessness in the 2010 crash that killed 30-year-old Eric Wells and seriously injured two others. A trial in that case is set for October in Allen County.

"I'm just thankful that someone else's child, brother, husband and friend is not dead because of this," said Mary Wells, Eric's mother. "This is a fantastic day."

The attorney of Kurt Weekly, who was seriously injured in the accident, spoke to RTV6 Saturday evening.

"Thank the lord that there wasn't another life lost or other serious injuries and lives turned upside down," attorney Bruce Kehoe said. "Most people would question why this person is still holding an Indiana driver's license. It was good to see appropriate and aggressive response from authorities. Proper procedure was filed, so from that standpoint, it is nice to see some of the things that Kurt Weekly has been through has been a benefit to the city."

The case has undergone a series of delays over admission of blood tests that showed Bisard had a blood-alcohol level more than twice the legal limit.

If convicted, Bisard could face 20 or more years in prison.

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