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Chemist: Blood test on police officer accurate…

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) – A chemist who ran the Swedish government's forensic lab for 30 years estimates a suspended Indianapolis police officer facing drunken driving, reckless homicide and other charges in a fatal collision had eight to 10 drinks the night before and perhaps two more in the morning. 
The Indianapolis Star reports Alan Wayne Jones testified Friday that the blood test that found David Bisard with a 0.19 percent blood alcohol content was accurate. Drivers are considered impaired in Indiana with a blood alcohol content of 0.8 percent.
Jones says the blood was tested six times when at most two were necessary, and all the results were similar.
The defense has argued that the blood wasn't properly drawn according to Indiana law and was mishandled by police evidence technicians.

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