Drunk kayaker banned from Yellowstone National Park for five years
An Indiana man was banned from Yellowstone National Park for five years after showing up drunk for a group kayak trip and wreaking havoc when park rangers showed up.
Kyle Campbell, 31, was among a group of visitors who were turned away from their scheduled June 21 kayaking trip to the park’s Grant Marina because the guide “felt they were too drunk,” according to the National Park Service.
The group caused a scene after being denied and the guide called park security guards and rangers, NPS said in a press release.
Campbell “made threatening comments” to the officers and refused their orders, the statement said.
He also kicked them during an ongoing struggle and then resisted arrest, NPS said.
Campbell pleaded guilty on June 23 to several counts, including disorderly conduct, threat and resistance and being under the influence of alcohol and a controlled substance to a degree that could endanger oneself. – even or the others.
He was sentenced to 60 days in prison and banned from entering the park for five years.
“We understand that people are eager to get out this summer and enjoy our national parks; However, this type of behavior is unacceptable, ”Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray said in a statement.
“Stay sober, for unruly and intoxicated behavior will only earn you a spot among the jailbirds rather than enjoying the beauty and adventure of Yellowstone.”