Sunday, April 28, 2013

(Suspended) IMPD Officer David Bisard, Arrested Again: DUI

     David Bisard was arrested yesterday after a property damage incident.  Both the citizen who reported it and the arresting officer thought he appeared to be under the influence.  An arrest is not a conviction, but this time we've got his breathalyzer numbers: 0.16, twice the legal limit.

     He's back in jail now.

     It is reported he asked the arresting officer to "give him a break" and promised to never drink again.  Too late; too late by years.

     "Quis custodiet ebrius custodes?"  And who guards us from them?  In this extreme, it appears their nominal peers are on that job, at least when the inebriated one is out of uniform and not driving a police car.


Fuzzy Curmudgeon said...

What a fool.

Bubblehead Les. said...

Surprised he isn't working for the Canton, Ohio P.D. by now.

Roberta X said...

Les, he does not appear to have anger issues -- which is kinda impressive, along about now. Demon Rum, on the other hand....

Were I running the jail, I would have that man on suicide watch.

perlhaqr said...

Was he in a patrol car?


Also... man, WTF? He effectively got away with (alleged) murder, before. Why would you continue to press Lady Luck after she's already got your rump out of the sling once before?

Isn't killing someone with your behaviour enough of a wake up call? Sheesh.

J.R.Shirley said...

Should be lined up against a wall. After a fair trial, of course.

Old NFO said...

Sumbitch needs to have the book thrown at him!

markm said...

@Perlhacker: He is addicted to alcohol. This means that drinking is more important to him than almost everything else, and that he'll have a remarkable ability to rationalize away all signs that it's out of control.

AA and other addiction counselors say that the addict has to hit rock-bottom before recovery can begin, but it seems like "rock-bottom" can vary greatly between people. All it took for me to stop drinking was one night I couldn't remember and my friends' account of what I did, but I was never addicted. A guy I knew in the Air Force went through DUI crashes, losing his license, and a DUI crash while driving without a license - and then, while he was picking up trash along the highways for six months in county jail orange, and begging his brother-in-law the Congressman to save his career, he finally admitted to himself that he had to stop drinking. And as far as I know, he's still on the wagon. For others, neither a prison sentence for automobile manslaughter nor homeless and begging for quarters is too low - most likely that homeless bum is going to spend anything he gets on the cheapest alcohol available.

I suspect Bisard is one of the latter cases - he'll give up everything except drinking. But at least it's possible to take away his badge, gun, patrol car, and all possibility of getting together enough cash to buy another car.