You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to www.journalgazette.net/newsletter and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

Courts

  • Guilty plea filed in near-record marijuana haul
    A 51-year-old Indianapolis man pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court, admitting to dealing large quantities of marijuana shipped in appliances.
  • City to pay $15,000 in police shooting
    The city of Fort Wayne will pay $15,000 to the estate of a man killed by police in late December 2010. Originally filed in Allen Superior Court, the lawsuit was transferred to federal court.
  • Warsaw printer accused over firing
    The Indiana Civil Rights Commission found probable cause that a Warsaw company discriminated against a pregnant employee. According to a press release issued Friday, the Warsaw location of R.
Advertisement

Hearings a preview of officer’s DWI trial

Allen Superior Court Judge John Surbeck heard daylong arguments in the case of David Bisard, a suspended Indianapolis officer accused of driving drunk in his police car.

In 2010, Bisard, 39, was arrested after his police car plowed into two motorcycles stopped at a stoplight, killing one and injuring two others. He faces multiple charges from the crash, including reckless homicide, operating a vehicle while intoxicated causing death and criminal recklessness.

While out on bail in that case, Bisard crashed a borrowed truck into a guardrail in the Lawrence area. He had a blood-alcohol level of 0.22 percent, nearly three times the legal limit.

The case was moved to Allen Superior Court because of extensive media coverage in Indianapolis.

Wednesday’s lengthy hearing was a continuation of another hearing last month regarding the admissibility of blood drawn from Bisard after the crash. His defense attorneys argued Wednesday that the chain of custody surrounding the samples was broken. The case is set for trial in October.

Advertisement