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Officer’s DWI trial set in fatal crash

FORT WAYNE – A northeast Indiana judge has set an October trial date for an Indianapolis police officer accused of causing a fatal 2010 crash while driving drunk.

WRTV-TV reports ( that Allen Superior Judge John Surbeck Jr. set an Oct. 15 trial date for David Bisard during an initial hearing Friday.

Bisard is charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated, reckless homicide and criminal recklessness in a crash that killed 30-year-old Eric Wells and injured two others when the police cruiser Bisard was driving struck two motorcycles stopped at a light.

The case was moved last month to Fort Wayne because Marion County Judge Grant Hawkins ruled Bisard could not get a fair trial in central Indiana because of media coverage.

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