Man charged with intentional exposure to AIDS after arrest for DWI

Man charged with intentional exposure to AIDS after arrest for DWI

A man was charged with intentionally exposing an East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputy to AIDS after he spit in the deputy's face Sunday.

Just before 3 a.m., a deputy responded to a call that a man who may be intoxicated had gotten his truck stuck in a field in the 2000 block of Jasper Avenue. The deputy saw the man, now identified as 48-year-old Ellis Wilson Jr. of Baton Rouge, sitting behind the wheel of his pickup truck, trying to get his truck out of the mud.

The deputy stated in his reports that he could smell alcohol on Wilson. "[Wilson] could barely stand up and [I] was unable to understand what [he] was saying," said the deputy in the report. "...he would only say his truck was stuck and then began to mumble incoherently."

Wilson refused all requests to take field sobriety tests. He was placed under arrest and charged with DWI.

Wilson was taken to the Louisiana State University Police Department where he was given the chance to take a breathalyzer. Reports say Wilson's blood-alcohol level was at .203%. The legal limit in Louisiana is .08%. After the breathalyzer, Wilson told the deputy that he was HIV positive.

While Wilson was being taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison, reports say he became violent and spit in a deputy's face as well as another person who was also arrested and being taken to the prison.

No bond has been set for Wilson.

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