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Woody Kaine, son of Sen. Tim Kaine, gets probation, fine stemming from protest at Minn. Trump rally
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Woody Kaine, son of Sen. Tim Kaine, gets probation, fine stemming from protest at Minn. Trump rally

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The youngest son of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., was sentenced to a year of probation and ordered to pay $236 in fines and fees for resisting arrest after he and others disrupted a Minnesota rally in support of President Donald Trump.

About 400 people attended the Trump rally March 4 at the Minnesota state Capitol in St. Paul, and about 75 to 125 counterprotesters arrived, according to criminal complaints.

Fireworks and smoke bombs were set off inside the capitol and several people were arrested. Minnesota state officers had to call for backup from St. Paul police.

Linwood Michael “Woody” Kaine, 25, of Minneapolis, was arrested outside the capitol and later charged with three misdemeanors.

Two of them — concealing identity and fleeing a peace officer by means other than a motor vehicle — were dismissed Dec. 11, according to online court records for Ramsey County, Minn. Kaine pleaded guilty to obstructing legal process/interfering with a peace officer.

According to the St. Paul City Attorney’s Office, Kaine ran when an officer told him that he was under arrest. After police pulled him to the ground, “the defendant continued to fight the officers on the ground, bucking and flaring his arms and legs.”

A judge sentenced Kaine to 90 days in jail but stayed 86 days, leaving four days to serve (which he had already served). In addition to the fine, he was ordered to remain on probation until Dec. 11, 2018, according to online court records.

“While some were charged for disruptive activity at the rally, Woody behaved peacefully there and faced no such charges,” Miryam Lipper, a spokeswoman for Sen. Kaine, said by email. “He has pled guilty to a misdemeanor in connection with actions during an arrest after leaving the rally.”

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