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Bam Margera

Detained & Cuffed in Airport

... for Reeking of Booze

8/14/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Jackass" star Bam Margera wound up being dragged through a North Carolina airport in handcuffs this weekend ... for allegedly being a drunken pain in the ass ... and TMZ has the pic.

Bam spent several hours in a holding cell at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport on Sunday after airline employees refused to let him on his flight ... because he reeked of booze and was cussing like a sailor ... this according to the incident report.

Officials say ... Bam got loud and combative... and cussed even more ... so law enforcement was called in, handcuffed Margera and immediately removed him from the area (above).

TMZ spoke with Bam ... who admits he was loud and obnoxious ... but insists he was NOT drunk at the time. Bam says the alcoholic odor was merely "left over" from a bender the night before. 

After he was released from the holding cell, Bam says the airline booked him on a later flight ... which he boarded without incident.

We reached out to the Charlotte airport police ... but so far, no word back.

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31.

K Price    

Bam Margera, what will he do next?

737 days ago
32.

WENDY    

GROW UP, YOU BIG IDIOT!

737 days ago
33.

Charles Martin    

That's no way to treat a great entertainer like Bam !

737 days ago
34.

Cindy    

He was rightly taken away. Don't drink and fly.

737 days ago
35.

Sunset    

He is very bisexual.

737 days ago
36.

Steve    

Seriously saw a guy @ JFK in June who could barely walk let alone talk & he was not arrested.

737 days ago
37.

larry    

he will be the next to die of that group, super sad i really like him

737 days ago
38.

twenty2048    

they should do a jackass where they see who can be more creative commiting suicide. That would be worth watching in 3D as brains come flying at you.

737 days ago
39.

remy    

why would a celebrity ever go to north carolina?

737 days ago
40.

Sabrina    

It seems like he hasn't yet recovered from his best friend Ryan Dunn's death. I hope Bam gets through this okay. Hugs to him

737 days ago
41.

Good riddance!    

I've always admired Bam's ability to spend good money to look like he just got finished dumpster diving.

737 days ago
42.

bob    

His parents must be truly proud of this puke. Or who knows, maybe the get off on telling everyone about their famous movie star son who is just acting up under the pressures of stardom. What a jerk.

737 days ago
43.

trish    

Never heard of him???? Maybe I've seen him in some things, but names I have a hard time remembering, but his face I don't remember either.

737 days ago
44.

Who the Hell is Khloe    

Oh so sad...he look like he had such hope!

737 days ago
45.

dont burn reg    

fat drunk an stupid is no way 2go through life son

737 days ago
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