Indianapolis, IN – January 13, 2011 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – IMPD Officer David Bisard is scheduled to appear in court Friday to face new charges of drinking and driving. DUI charges were refiled by new Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry earlier this week.
Bisard is accused of crashing his patrol car into a group of motorcyclists. Eric Wells was killed in the crash, two others were seriously injured. A blood taken after the crash showed the K9 officer was .19, more than twice the legal limit.
Alcohol-related charges were later thrown out by then Prosecutor Carl Brizzi, citing a new state law showed the blood draw was taken improperly. Curry believes that’s up to a judge to decide.
“If reasonable minds can disagree about the interpretation of that statute in my mind where that leads us is a judge needs to tell us what the true meaning of the statute is,” said Curry.
“We think that the issue has been put to rest previously and if this new prosecutor wants to go forward and have a judge make a ruling…we don’t think at the end of the day…its gonna be any different outcome,” said Bisard’s attorney, John Kautzman.
The brother of Eric Wells, Ryan Wells, spoke to Fox59 News via Skype after the DUI charges were refiled. He is asking everyone who stood up for his brother in the past, to please try and make it to Friday’s hearing and continue their support since he cannot be there. Ryan Wells lives in Florida.
Bisard is scheduled to appear in court at 1:30 Friday.