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Man allegedly refuses to take sobriety tests, then resists arrest


Pago Pago, AMERICAN SAMOA — On March 3, 2024, a traffic stop resulted in the arrest of Kid Bartley who allegedly refused the Standardized Field Sobriety Test.

The defendant was arrested and charged with Count 1: Resisting Arrest — a class A misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for up to one year, a $1,000 fine, or both.

The defendant’s bail was set at $500.

According to the affidavit, on March 3, 2024 at about 1:00 am, during a traffic stop for a vehicle that was operated by Bartley, the defendant refused the Standardized Field Sobriety Tests. He was then notified that he was being arrested for DUI.

After the officers verbally warned Bartley, he was instructed to exit the vehicle however the defendant refused to exit. One of the officers opened Bartley’s door and placed a handcuff on his left wrist and told him to exit the vehicle slowly.

The defendant continued to refuse and yanked his left arm as the officer was holding on to the other end of the handcuff. The other officer then stepped in and assisted, grabbing the defendant’s belt while the other officer pulled his left arm. The defendant was successfully pulled out safely from his vehicle and placed on the cement parking lot face down.

The officer then grabbed the defendant’s right arm and tried placing it to his back while the other officer cuffed him. The defendant continued resisting arrest while officers were trying to handcuff him, by trying to yank both his arms away. As a result, one of the officers had to use another handcuff to double the cuff because Bartley’s arms could not be secured while he was resisting arrest.

The affidavit states that apprehension was successful and Bartley was placed in the police unit and transported to the Tafuna Police Substation for further investigation.

He was booked and taken to the Tafuna Correctional Facility for confinement.

The defendant is identified as a 29 year-old U.S National.