MT state senator pleads guilty to obstructing a peace officer

TOWNSEND — A top GOP state senator pleaded guilty Monday to obstructing a peace officer, stemming from a May 23 highway traffic stop, where he argued that he was exempt from being retained because of his status as a legislator.

“I got out of my car, to have a conversation with the officer; certainly that was not appropriate in any way, shape or form,” Sen. Jason Ellsworth told Broadwater County Justice of the Peace Kirk Flynn.