LIVINGSTON — A Park County jury has convicted a former state legislator of resisting arrest, obstruction and fleeing a peace officer for running a roadblock last year.
Joel Boniek had argued he was reacting to a wildfire approaching his home.
He previously claimed the court and county officials lacked legitimacy. At an earlier hearing, he declared he was in charge of the court after a fracas involving his supporters caused the judge to leave abruptly.
Boniek's supporters were generally quiet during Friday's trial.
Park County Justice Court Justice of the Peace Linda Budeski fined Boniek $1,105 and gave him a suspended sentence of 10 days in jail.
Some of his supporters responded to the sentence with anger. One booed.
Boniek says he hasn't decided whether to appeal.