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MPD: Man Eludes Cops to Avoid DUI, Another Spits on Police During DUI Arrest

The following arrests were reported by the Middletown Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.

[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.


Chowda Head October 21, 2012 at 01:53 AM
So, he was technically sober, but drove like he was drunk?
Ken Lacey October 21, 2012 at 02:37 PM
Computer Guy, the man who eluded police passed field sobriety tests. Mr. Wilson did not.
Chowda Head October 29, 2012 at 11:04 AM
Ken, referring to one of the articles - about the Newport man who: "eluded police because he said he had been drinking and was afraid of a DUI arrest" ...."He passed the field sobriety tests and was arrested for reckless driving.' Thanks for the QA police check though.
dohn joe December 19, 2012 at 09:06 PM
wow, it looks like the cop that got spit on really conjured up some bogus charges. Like charging him with not turning on his interior light whaile being stopped. i never have nor will i ever put my interior light on when im being pulled over. I figure if they want to pull me over then they should really be scared whos in that car. or just plainly stop pulling people over for ridiculous stuff. like a license plate light. If your not pulling that vehicle over then there should be no reason for it to be lit. i understand the guy was drunk and he did wrong, but when they start to make up stupid charges just because their girlie pants were too tight is wrong. ive seen and heard so many stupid things why police are pulling people over for now, its disgusting. anything to make money to pay for deep pocketed politicians. why didnt this guy get a slap on the wrist like gumps son did? so next time i get pulled over, dont expect my interior light to be on. you sit and think and be nervous. people should not have to drive around being in fear of police. so much for their jobs being to protect and honor. their jobs are take and see how much money they can get for each traffic stop. i am sickened by this.
dohn joe December 19, 2012 at 09:08 PM
They are just waiting for probable cause to pull you over and look around your car and ask questions. why? to make money. nice protecting the public ass-clowns.

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