East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies arrested a Baker man Saturday who lead them on a chase, reaching speeds of 90 mph as he attempted to flee while running other vehicles off the road after threatening his brother and mother with a handgun.
Darryl Joe Wilson, 49, 12420 Core Lane, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of aggravated assault with a firearm, resisting an officer, flight from an officer, third-offense DWI and driving without an ignition interlock device.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to Wilson’s home on Core Lane at about 4:30 p.m. Saturday after receiving a report that he had threatened his brother and mother with a handgun and said he was going to kill them, a Sheriff’s Office report says.
When Wilson noticed deputies pulling up to the home, he climbed into a 2001 Chevrolet pickup truck and sped away from the property, the report says. He began driving toward a marked patrol unit with its emergency lights on and a deputy standing next to it and clipped the deputy’s holstered service weapon with the pickup’s mirror as he passed by.
Wilson “then continued driving at speeds in excess of 90 miles per hour, running vehicles off the roadway and failing to stop at numerous stop signs or yield signs,” the report says.
Deputies saw Wilson drive recklessly back onto his family’s property where he climbed out of the pickup, carrying a shotgun and headed into a wooded area. When sheriff’s deputies arrested him in that wooded area, they noted in their report that Wilson had “an obvious smell of an alcoholic beverage coming from his breath and clothing,” and the shotgun he was carrying was loaded with 11 rounds of buckshot.
Wilson performed poorly on a field sobriety test but refused a breath test, the report says, which also notes that Wilson was previously arrested for driving while intoxicated in 2007 and again in 2009.
Deputies determined that Wilson is required to drive his own personal vehicle with an ignition interlock device to prevent impaired driving, but the 2001 Chevrolet he’d sped off in was his mother’s and lacked such a device, according to the report.
Bail for Wilson is set at $65,000.