Man jailed for drunken Yellowstone episode


Drunk and disorderly conduct in Yellowstone National Park earlier this month has led to a prison sentence and a hefty fine for a 31-year-old Fairmont, Indiana man. On June 21st, Kyle Campbell was with a group of individuals who had been scheduled for a guided kayak trip on the lake from the Grant Marina.

The guide refused to take the group because he thought they were too intoxicated. Campbell and his group became upset and created a disturbance that led the kayak guide to call security officers and park law enforcement rangers. During the encounter, Campbell made threatening comments and gestures toward the officers. He also exhibited signs of being intoxicated and refused to obey officers’ orders.

Campbell continually struggled, resisting arrest, and later injuring himself while banging his head in the patrol car. Campbell pleaded guilty to several criminal charges: disorderly conduct; threatening, resisting, and intentionally interfering with a government employee; violating the lawful order of a government employee; being under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance to a degree that may endanger oneself or others; and contempt of court for refusing to comply with Magistrate Judge Carmen’s warrant to collect a blood sample.

Campbell was sentenced to 60 days imprisonment, a five-year term of unsupervised probation, and banned from YNP for five years. He was also ordered to pay $1,550 in fines and a $50 special assessment fee.

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