Drunk, disorderly Yellowstone tourist gets 60 days in jail
JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — A Yellowstone National Park tourist has been sentenced to 60 days in jail and banned from the park for five years after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct and other charges involving a disturbance that erupted when a guide refused to take the tourist’s party on a kayak trip because the group was too drunk to go.
Prosecutors say 31-year-old Kyle Campbell of Fairmont, Indiana made threatening comments and kicked at park officers while resisting arrest in the incident.
Campbell was sentenced on June 23 by U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark L. Carman in Mammoth. Campbell also faces five years of unsupervised probation and was ordered to pay more than $1,550 in fines, according to a statement from Acting U.S. Attorney Bob Murray that was reported by the Jackson Hole News&Guide.
“We understand that people are eager to get out this summer and enjoy our national parks; however, this type of behavior is unacceptable,” Murray said. “Stay sober, because unruly and intoxicated behavior will only earn you a spot with the jailbirds rather than enjoying the beauty and adventure of Yellowstone.”