Thompson to pay fine, receives 1-year probation after cited for driving with suspended license

An embattled Democratic state representative will have to pay a $100 fine and serve a one-year probation in connection with a July traffic stop during which he was cited for driving with a suspended license.

Rep. John Thompson was given the continued sentence Wednesday.

Police said Thompson was pulled over for not having a front license plate while driving in downtown St. Paul.

Thompson was ticketed for driving with a suspended license and accused the officer of racial profiling.

He later apologized but has continued to resist calls from members of his own party to resign his House seat.

Thompson has been expelled from the DFL caucus.