Indy officer’s trial in fatal crash set to begin

By The Associated Press

FORT WAYNE — 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, is set to begin Wednesday with opening arguments.

Prosecutors and the defense finished selecting 12 jurors and three alternates Tuesday in Fort Wayne to hear the case of David Bisard, who faces nine charges including reckless homicide and drunken driving.

The trial is beginning more than three years after Bisard’s patrol car plowed into two motorcycles stopped at a traffic light on Aug. 6, 2010, largely because of legal wrangling over two vials of his blood expected to be introduced as evidence and showing he had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice Indiana’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.

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