Maine ‘Sovereign Citizen’ Radio Host Convicted Of Driving Without A License

One of hosts of the Maine “Aroostook Watchmen” radio show, who considers himself a “sovereign citizen,” was convicted on Monday for operating a vehicle without a license, the Bangor Daily News reported.

Jack McCarthy was one of the men who reportedly met with Maine Gov. Paul LePage (R) about hanging Democratic state lawmakers as punishment for treason. LePage denied that he was part of any discussions about executing lawmakers.

He let his license expire in 2011, and was ticketed in 2011 and 2012 for driving without a license.

According to the assistant district attorney John Pluto, McCarthy deliberately let his license lapse and tried to contest the legality of requiring an individual to obtain a license in order to drive.

Gary Smart, a member of the anti-government Constitutional Coalition to which McCarthy belongs, was arrested in May after an encounter with Maine police. When police pulled him over in his truck for expired registration, he refused to leave the vehicle and declared himself a “sovereign citizen.”

The officers were eventually able to remove him from the vehicle. Smart was also charged at a later date for driving without a license.

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