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Puddle of Mudd Singer Arrested

EMERGENCY LANDING

After Fight on Flight

9/4/2012 2:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin being arrested at an Austin, TX airportPuddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin was just arrested at an Austin, TX airport for allegedly becoming drunkenly combative with a flight attendant while in the air -- a rep for the Austin PD tells TMZ.

According to the Austin PD, Scantlin got into a verbal argument with a flight attendant over alcohol. It's unclear exactly what provoked the argument, but a source with airport security says Scantlin was upset because the flight crew wouldn't sell him booze.

Scantlin's flight was originally bound for L.A. but was re-routed to Bergstrom International Airport in Austin for an emergency stop, where Scantlin was booted from the plane.

A rep for the Austin PD tells us, Scantlin was arrested and booked for public intoxication, but he could also later face federal charges of interfering with a flight crew.

FYI -- Scantlin pled "guilty" to felony cocaine possession in July, but the judge agreed to clear his record in 18 months so long as Scantlin obeys all laws ... a condition Scantlin may just have violated. 

Bottom line -- if Scantlin actually did cause a mid-air ruckus he could face prison time for the cocaine charge, as well as for public intoxication and interfering with a flight crew.

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31.

jeff    

He went from a puddle of mudd to a world of sh t.

725 days ago
32.

Harlin's Garage    

They need to charge him for writing crappy depressing songs... Whatever happened to good musicians like Glen Campbell?

725 days ago
33.

DAN    

Looks like EDGE from WWE

725 days ago
34.

lemmyk    

Saw him last Frisday opening for Buckcherry. The guy was wasted. Total junkie and he deserves to be in jail. He harassed the only black girl in the front row. Made her cry. Walked off stage because his mic was too low. Left his band out to dry. Then played rest of show with back to audience. Total racist junkie a-hole.

725 days ago
35.

she    

Maybe he's the one, maybe he's the one who is the scizophrenic psyco, yeah.

While he drifts and dies, yeah.

725 days ago
36.

tamara    

Why not use a taser or stun gun instead of an emergency stop? So tired of 'celebs on planes'.

725 days ago
37.

sidithers    

Its the only way this lame horrible band can make the news

725 days ago
38.

Gretel    

You can't get quite that drunk on a plane. I'll bet he was already drunk before he boarded, then was trying to maintain his alcohol high and it wasn't working and he got nasty. Too bad he didn't get taken down and hog tied.

725 days ago
39.

Roger    

They are still together? Prison will do him good... Spoiled Brat...

725 days ago
40.

rascalking    

I was at his concert last night, and he was cracking open a beer right on stage, I am guessing he probably had more before and after the show.

725 days ago
41.

Demi    

What a puddle of mudd this guys life.

725 days ago
42.

Phishie from Philly    

Yous going to jail. You done did it now.
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Phishie from Philly

725 days ago
43.

Mags    

Wes is a personal friend of mine. It's so sad to see so many negative people and negative comments out there. Do I know the whole story? No. Do you know the whole story? No. There are two sides to every story. Not everyone is going to hear his side. As a society, we really should all learn how to be less judgmental and not to believe everything we hear just because it is on the "news".

725 days ago
44.

Joe NH    

i was on the flight dude was pretty buzzed but seemed cool...he sat in front of me then moved like 3 times before he got into whatever it was that got him arrested. I got a video of him being arrested doing the perp walk down the isle. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vQr2KFFtqXo

725 days ago
45.

iambrettp    

I was on this flight and he was sitting right behind me. He's literally the worst person of all time. I got a good video of him getting taken off in cuffs though!

725 days ago
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