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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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61.

Terry    

It's not like he has a real job anyway, so he can afford a little down time.

597 days ago
62.

j    

I was there and that's what I saw too. Wes came back looking for that girl. He sang with his back to us facing the drummer for most of the set. When they finished their set the drummer threw his sticks and hit a girl in the face did you see her with the ice pack over eye

596 days ago
63.

Brian    

his new band puddle of KY his new song will be don't drop the soap or you will be stuck featuring big bubba and his known friends

596 days ago
64.

Slick    

Austin is the 'live music capital of the world'..there are worse places they could have dropped him off I guess..haha...hell, a coupla months earlier n he woulda made it in time for south by southwest..

596 days ago
65.

j    

http://www.songkick.com/concerts/13005368-buckcherry-at-starland-ballroom

595 days ago
66.

j    

So what happened to Wes Scantlin when he went to court in Austin TX on Oct 3rd 2012. Did they lock him up or drop the charges ?

556 days ago
67.

Me    

THROW THE BOOK AT HIIM!!! Any non-famous person would get serious jail time and fines.

507 days ago
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sawtooth37    

Saw this guy July 5th. Housed out of his gord. Hes an addict and needs serious help. Toss him jail to dry out for a few months.

274 days ago
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