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      Man charged with talking too long at Bridgeport Township board meeting

      <p>A Saginaw County man was arrested after authorities say he refused to stop talking past a three-minute time limit for public comment at a township board meeting.</p>

      A Saginaw County man was arrested after authorities say he refused to stop talking past a three-minute time limit for public comment at a township board meeting.

      Mark A. Adams was arraigned Friday in Saginaw District Court on a felony charge of resisting and obstructing a police officer and a misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace.

      Adams was arrested at the March 4 meeting by three Bridgeport Township police officers. Authorities say he refused to stop talking when township officials told him to do so.

      The arrest took place on Adams' 59th birthday.

      A message seeking comment was left Tuesday with Adams' lawyer.

      The resisting and obstructing charge carries a maximum penalty of two years behind bars.

      Adams is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Wednesday.