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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) -- A former state prison guard has been convicted of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct after getting into a drunken brawl last summer in upstate New York.

Saratoga County prosecutors say 54-year-old John Bateman Jr. of Gansevoort was found guilty Thursday in Saratoga Springs City Court.

Police say Bateman got extremely intoxicated during a golf outing last August and continued drinking while hitting several downtown Saratoga bars. Officials say he got into a fight at one of them, prompting police officers to intervene.

Bateman refused their requests to calm down and was taken into custody. Bateman went limp, requiring several officers to carry him into the police station, where he continued to resist.

Bateman faces up to a year in the county jail when he's sentenced in September.

Bateman worked at Mount McGregor in neighboring Wilton. The 30-year veteran retired last month.