Suspended IMPD officer David Bisard remained in the Marion county Jail Sunday evening, after he was arrested for drunk driving in Lawrence Saturday afternoon.
Marion County Deputy Prosecutor Denise Robinson said she will ask an Allen County Judge to revoke Bisard's bond Monday. For now, he remains in jail on a $25,000 surety bond.Robinson was called by Lawrence PD Saturday, after police said Bisard crashed his pick up truck, and got it stuck in a neighborhood. Robinson said she went to the police department, to Wishard, the APC, and the property room, to make sure everything was done correctly. Bisard blew a .17 at the scene, according to the police report. Robinson said they also executed a search warrant on his truck.
Also according to police reports, Bisard admitted to police he'd been drinking, saying, "I know you know who I am. I messed up today. If you guys can cut me a break I promise I will never drink again."Robinson said they will take a closer look at these statements when they file a motion in Allen County Superior court Monday morning, asking to revoke or increase Bisard's bond significantly. Robinson said this wasn't a direct violation of his bond, but said they would argue he is a "danger to the community."
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One of the most striking images from that crash in August 2010 is of the uninjured fourth motorcyclist – the man who openly grieved the loss of his friend and the injuries of two others.
24-Hour News 8's Teresa Mackin spoke with George Burt Sunday. Burt says he hopes to be at Bisard's Wednesday morning court hearing on the latest DUI charges.
Burt was there in 2010 when he says Bisard crashed into his group of motorcyclists.
"994 days," Burt said. "That's how long a mom's without a son. A wife's been without a husband."
George Burt lives with the memory of that day. He says he saw what happened to the other motorcyclists in his group. He wonders why he was spared.
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"Something happens. It's brought back to the front. I don't think there's ever closure."
Burt says he wasn't surprised to hear David Bisard had been arrested on allegations of drunk driving.
"994 days he's been free. He hosed up this time and got caught. He could have hit somebody. But luckily he hit a sign post and a guard rail."
Police reports show Bisard admitted to drinking and driving Saturday afternoon. But, he added that he wasn't drinking "the day of that other crash."
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He told police his life would be over if he went to jail.
"I feel sorry for his family," Burt said.
He says he's hoping for something more to come out of this arrest.
"He's still a danger, until he gets put away, and hopefully this time he will."
24-Hour News 8's Teresa Mackin also spoke with Bisard's cousin Sunday.
He said, his family is shocked, and is praying for Bisard's wife and daughters.
He wasn't sure where Bisard was coming from, or going to. He said Bisard has been upset about the death of his grandmother.
"It doesn't look very good for him," Bisard's cousin said over the phone. "I don't think it looks good on him to make that decision. He's a great guy, a great person, great police officer. Did so many good things. Decisions are decisions. Actions speak louder than words."
His cousin maintained that this incident should be separate from Bisard's other case. He said he didn't know the facts in that case.
The FOP has supported Bisard, and paid in support of his legal defense. A source tells 24-Hour News 8 it appears, at their next meeting Thursday, FOP will allow officers to vote about continuing support. The FOP president would not comment on that this weekend.
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