Indy officer on trial 3 years after fatal crash

By The Associated Press

FORT WAYNE — Attorneys are set to deliver opening arguments in the long-awaited trial of an Indianapolis police officer charged with crashing his squad car into two motorcycles, killing a man and seriously injuring two other people.

Prosecutors and the defense finished selecting 12 jurors and three alternates Tuesday to hear the case of David Bisard in Allen Superior Court in Fort Wayne. He faces nine charges including reckless homicide and drunken driving stemming from the August 6, 2010, crash. The trial beginning Wednesday could last as long as two weeks.

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled in December that prosecutors could admit two vials of Bisard’s blood showing he had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice Indiana’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.

The case was moved from Indianapolis because of extensive publicity.

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