FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- A suspended Indianapolis police officer accused of causing a fatal crash while driving drunk will go on trial Oct. 14 as originally scheduled after his attorneys and prosecutors could not agree on another date.
The Indianapolis Star reports that attorneys for David Bisard on Friday asked Allen Superior Judge John Surbeck to move up the trial date. Under Indiana's speedy trial rule, incarcerated defendants can request trial in 70 days. Bisard was free on bond until being arrested on another drunken driving charge in April.
He was charged nearly three years ago with reckless homicide, criminal recklessness and operating a vehicle while intoxicated following the crash while on duty and driving a squad car, killing 30-year-old Eric Wells. The trial was moved to Allen County because of media attention.