Emergency Responders, Survivors Testify in David Bisard Trial
(WIBC.com file photo: Mike Corbin)
Two emergency responders who tended to Metro Police Officer David Bisard testified Thursday that he did not appear drunk at the scene of the crash in 2010 that killed one motorcyclist and injured two others.
The testimony was a big boost for Bisard's defense. The defense has maintained all along that the now suspended officer was not drunk and that blood samples that registered twice the legal limit were wrongly administered and unreliable.
Jurors also heard from Mary Mills, Kurt Weekly and George Burt. Burt, the only one who escaped injury, was questioned and described a group of motorcycle riders who were seasoned and carefully followed motorcycle safety and that they were unable to move to the curb when Bisard's squad car came by.
Following the testimony, Mills and Weekly spoke with reporters, saying they're happy the case has finally gone to trial. Mills said she has been in constant pain since the crash and Weekly said he still suffers from memory loss.
Mills said she believes the jury will see that the crash wasn't just a tragic accident and the way things were handled wasn't just a mistake.