Police Officer Charged with Drunk Driving in Fatal Crash
A police officer in Indiana was charged with drunk driving on Wednesday after the squad car he was driving crashed into two motorcycles, killing one motorcyclist and seriously injuring two others.
According to police officials, Officer David Bisard's blood-alcohol content was 0.19 almost two hours after Friday's crash, which is more than double the legal limit of 0.08. Witnesses to the incident said Bisard's police cruiser was traveling at least 65 mph, and he was weaving in and out of traffic.
Killed in the crash was 30-year-old Eric Wells. Two other victims, Mary Mills and Kurt Weekly, were seriously injured. Another motorcyclist at the scene said that although Bisard did not appear to be intoxicated, some of his statements sounded "strange."
Eric Wells' father said that the family was "numbed." "You just never dream of a law enforcement officer who is sworn to protect the public being behind the wheel of a police cruiser at a high rate of speed, drunk," he said.
Bisard is facing seven felony charges and may receive up to 20 years in prison if convicted.