[editor's note: the article was edited on Jan. 17, 2014 to remove identifying information.]
Man Charged With Second Offense DUI Charge, Spits on Officer’s Face
Aaron Wilson, 54, of 11B Ludlow Road was arrested on Monday night around 11:40 after police pulled him over for speeding and aggressively passing through traffic on West Main Road. Police said he appeared heavily intoxicated, to the point that he could barely form sentences.
After he failed the field sobriety tests, police placed him under arrest. As the officer read him his rights, Wilson allegedly spat in the officer’s face.
He then reportedly said, “I have Hepatitis A, B and C, and I hope you get it too.”
At the station, police were unable to photograph or fingerprint Wilson because he was so belligerent. In the cell, police said Wilson urinated on himself.
Police said his license had been suspended related to a DUI charge he received in May of this year. Wilson was also arrested for a DUI in December of 2010.
According to the Rhode Island Judiciary, Wilson has a long list of previous arrests in Newport and Middletown, including a pending felony sexual assault charge.
Wilson was charged with a second offense driving under the influence and for driving with a suspended license. He was also cited for refusal to submit to a chemical test, speeding, roadway violations, failure to use a turn signal, interior lights to be operated during police stop, presence of alcohol while operating a vehicle, window stickers that caused an obstructed view, operating vehicle without evidence of insurance and conditions requiring reduced speed.
Man Eludes Cops to Avoid DUI
A 33-year-old Newport man was arrested on Tuesday night after he eluded police because he said he had been drinking and was afraid of a DUI arrest, said police.
Police said his Jeep Liberty was traveling south on Aquidneck Avenue, around 45 mph, which is a 25 mph zone. Police turned around to pull the driver over, and he allegedly sped up to over 70 mph. Police found his jeep in Paradise Park, but it was unoccupied and locked.
A search found the suspect at Aquidneck Pizza. He allegedly told officers that he had a few drinks and did not want to get arrested for a DUI. He passed the field sobriety tests and was arrested for reckless driving.