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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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46.

Faulkner    

Yeah, we understand how it works, popped for a coke rush after a few snorts of liquor, and you will be dropped from the same system as robbers and muggers

687 days ago
47.

Faulkner    

Yeah we know how it works, pound drinks ,( don't if you're young, clueless, directionless, idiot, exposed to violence)and do some rails, and you are the same as robbers and muggers if popped.

687 days ago
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mornemiana    

Puddle of Mudd has great songs and the singer is most definitely not a douche. But he does have a lot of problems. So don't start **** about the band or him just because of this. Most rock stars have problems.
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687 days ago
49.

maybe    

pff...an then wes twitt...don t fly and drink lol...:p ftw

687 days ago
50.

aratny    

unfortunately our society is proving constantly that judges cant give second second chances when it comes to drug violators! now all we need are judges smart enough to figure this out!

687 days ago
51.

Stan    

I bet the flight attendant F'N hates him now. LOL

687 days ago
52.

Barb2    

Why do these "stars" think they are above the law?

687 days ago
53.

Jan    

He needa about 6 months of rehab

687 days ago
54.

rich    

I am a frequent flier and it never ceases to amaze me the number of times I have seen people drink to excess on airplanes, yet the airline industriy refuses to stop serving alcoholic berverages, rediculse to think someone can't go a few hours without a drink, the industry is to blame because of greed, you don't want drunks to fly DON'T SERVE ALCOHOL

687 days ago
55.

Sandi    

Well there ya go, I had no idea you could LAND DURING FLIGHT.

687 days ago
56.

Uncle Bob    

puddle of vomit is more accurate.

687 days ago
57.

Mike    

He should also be put on the "Do Not Fly" list. Make him "Go Greyhound" for a few years after he's out of prison.

687 days ago
58.

Mango    

Thanks to this douche my hubby's already long flight from BOS to LAX was made even longer since they had to go to Texas, an extra 2 hours wasted over a drink. My sweetheart had to go straight to work instead of being able to have lunch first. What a jerk.

687 days ago
59.

MARK    

HE NEEDS A HAT OR SHIRT THAT SAYS INSTANT AS#HOLE!JUST ADD ALCOHOL!

687 days ago
60.

soapscum5    

Not surprised at all.Saw those guys with Shinedown and Chevelle. Wes was obnoxious, insulting the audience, and threatening to leave the stage. He seemed mentally ill and unstable. Feel really sorry for his kid who came out to play guitar. He must be a horrible father and role model.

687 days ago
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