Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Arrested for Alleged Drunken Airplane Altercation
It’s not been a good year for Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin. After starting the year with a cocaine possession charge, the vocalist was arrested again today (Sept. 4) after getting into an argument with a flight attendant that led to an emergency landing.
TMZ reports that the singer was arrested earlier Tuesday (Sept. 4) after allegedly becoming drunkenly combative with the flight attendant. The Austin Police Department reports that while it’s not clear what provoked the argument, a source with security stated that the singer had become upset after the attendant refused his attempt to buy liquor.
The argument was heated enough that the singer’s plane, which had been bound for Los Angeles, was re-routed to Bergstrom International Airport in Austin for an emergency stop so that officials could remove Scantlin from the aircraft.
A rep for the Austin police department stated that the singer was arrested and booked for public intoxication, but may also face federal charges for interfering with a flight crew.
In July, Scantlin pled “guilty” to felony cocaine possession, but a plea deal was struck that his record would be cleared so long as he remained out of trouble for 18 months. It is not clear how Tuesday’s incident will affect his plea bargain. In addition to those troubles, Scantlin signed divorce papers earlier this year as well.