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LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) ā€” Authorities say a former legislator was arrested after running a police roadblock near a fire burning south of Livingston.

According to court documents, Republican Joel Boniek ran through the roadblock Wednesday in an area of Paradise Valley where he lives.

The documents say Boniek stopped in front of a patrol car blocking the road and argued with officers. He allegedly lowered his hand near a holster and a deputy brought the 51-year-old Boniek to the ground.

Boniek was charged with obstructing a peace officer, resisting arrest and fleeing from or eluding an officer. The Livingston Enterprise reports he appeared in Justice Court Thursday.

Boniek represented House District 61 in 2009-2010. He also was the running mate to political newcomer Bob Fanning in a losing bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination.

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