Ind. court approves disputed blood in fatal crash

By: Newscenter 16 staff
By: Newscenter 16 staff

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A court has ruled prosecutors can use a disputed blood sample against an Indianapolis police officer accused of causing a fatal crash while driving drunk.

The Indiana Court of Appeals on Wednesday reversed a county judge's decision that found the vial was inadmissible as evidence against David Bisard because the blood wasn't drawn according to procedures outlined in state law.

The appeals court found that the blood draw did meet state requirements and that legislators wouldn't have intended such samples to be suppressed.

The sample showed Bisard had a blood-alcohol content of more than twice the legal limit when his cruiser crashed into two motorcycles stopped at an Indianapolis traffic light, killing one person and injuring two others.

Bisard's attorney and Marion County prosecutors had no immediate comment.

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