POLICE: Buffalo man was driving motorcycle around people walking at a park

Posted at 8:21 AM, May 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-07 08:21:14-04

Police arrested a Buffalo man who they say started a fight with officers who tried to stop him from driving his motorcycle around pedestrians at a park.

25-year-old Arion Samuel was stopped by City of Tonawanda Police in Niawanda Park Sunday afternoon after police say he was driving his motorcycle around people walking there.  Police say Samuel had 17 suspensions on his driver's license as well as an outstanding warrant for a revoked license.  They also say he started to fight with them when they tried to arrest him, and tried to get back on his motorcycle.  Two officers were injured in the fight.  

When police searched Samuel, they say they found marijuana and 26 packages of ecstasy.  They also say he told officers he was unemployed, so that's why he sold drugs.

Samuel is charged with Criminal Possession of a Controlled Substance, Resisting Arrest, and traffic charges among other things.

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