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Testimony Tuesday in the David Bisard trial focused on whether he needed to rush to the aid of fellow officers during the day of the fatal crash and whether he was drinking earlier that morning.
Allen Tuttle, Bisard’s supervisor, said he overheard the Indianapolis police officer or his wife say he got up at 2 a.m. or 3 a.m. the day of the crash to have a drink because he couldn't sleep. Tuttle is the second police officer to testify that Bisard mentioned drinking the night before or that morning.Defense attorneys then grilled the officer asking if he knew it was alcohol. He said no. The defense then countered, saying it could have been water or orange juice. Also during the day's testimony, a fellow police officer said Bisard was not asked to help with his emergency call but Bisard sped to the scene to help with a warrant anyway. When asked if he asked for backup from Bisard's canine unit, the officer said he did not. The officer also said he called off the search. Moments later, he was the first person at the crash scene. That's where Bisard is accused of plowing into a group of motorcycle riders, killing one and injuring two others.The officer told the court Bisard said, "Thanks a lot," a sarcastic comment believed to imply he was there to help him, and the crash happened.
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