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Former Police Officer Convicted in Drunk Driving Death

Destiny Baker3 years ago

The Muncie Star Press reports that a former Indianapolis police officer has been found guilty of nine felony charges following a drunk driving accident that injured two and left one man dead.

About the Indianapolis Drunk Driving Accident

  • On August 6, 2010, while en route to assist in a non-emergency call, former Indianapolis police officer David Bisard collided with a group of motorcyclists killing Eric Wells, 30, and injuring two others.
  • Among the evidence were blood samples showing that Bisard had a blood alcohol level of 0.22 percent; however, the defense argued that the blood samples were mishandled and were not taken by a hospital technician.
  • Both the defense and prosecution called witnesses to the stand offering conflicting testimonies. The two motorcyclists injured in the accident, Mary Mills and Kurt Weekly were unable to provide testimony as their injuries had resulted in memory loss.
  • After seven hours of deliberation, the jury came back with a guilty verdict on all 9 charges facing Bisard including operating a motor vehicle with a blood-alcohol content of 0.15 percent or higher causing death, Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing bodily injury and reckless homicide.
  • Sentencing is scheduled for November 26.

Drunk Driving Statistics

  • According to MADD, a person is injured in a drunk driving accident almost every 90 seconds.
  • In 2011, 9,878 people died as the result of drunk driving collisions – approximately 1 every 53 minutes.
  • 50 to 70 percent of convicted drunk drivers continue to drive with a suspended license.
  • Drunk driving costs the United States $132 billion every year.
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