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Wes Scantlin

Cops EFFED ME UP

During JetBlue Arrest

9/7/2012 1:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Puddle of Mudd
singer Wes Scantlin tells TMZ, he was wrongfully arrested this week on board a JetBlue airplane -- insisting he did NOT get belligerent with a flight attendant -- and when cops cuffed him, they bruised him up in the process.

As we first reported, a JetBlue flight bound for L.A. made an emergency landing in Austin, TX Tuesday after Scantlin allegedly got in a heated drunken argument with a flight attendant.

But Wes -- who's finally back in L.A. after the JetBlue SNAFU -- tells us, he never got combative with anyone ... and he wasn't drunk either.

Wes says he was totally sober, just trying to order one beer, when a flight attendant copped an attitude with him. The situation spiraled out of control from there.

But Wes insists he's innocent, adding, "If a grown man cannot purchase a beer on a 5-hour flight from Boston to L.A., then I think the airlines are completely, COMPLETELY, losing their minds."

He says, "I was arrested for being sober on an airplane."

Wes then showed us two big bruises on his chest, claiming the arresting officers were responsible for the injuries ... "This is what they did to me."

Wes says cops didn't even test him to see if he was really drunk before arresting him for public intoxication.

Scantlin is due in court in Austin on October 3rd, when he's scheduled to be arraigned.

Austin PD Lieutenant Joseph Chacon tells TMZ, Scantlin was taken into custody without incident  and no use of force occurred. Chacon says Scantlin has not made any complaints to the department about the arrest.

Calls to JetBlue were not returned.

61 COMMENTS

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16.

Ashley     

i dont live violence
but wes, the black people and minorities get beat by cops all the time, and we all make fun of it
so you see how they feel..hmmm
painful when its the other way around

675 days ago
17.

Toilethead    

Good! I wish they'd put him in the hospital.

675 days ago
18.

Kiko    

Puddle of Dumb

675 days ago
19.

PokerStar    

Drunk in public does NOT require a field sobriety test. If you are a danger to yourself or others, as a result of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs, you CAN be arrested based on observation only.
If he wasn't drunk, they would have charged him with being a nuisance in public for causing a ruckus on an airplane.
Where were the Air Marshal's at?

675 days ago
20.

Cheryl A.    

Hey Jerk, They don't make emergency landing because you had a tift with her.

675 days ago
21.

CC    

Probably needle bruises....

675 days ago
22.

dennis    

Maybe cause your an *******....if I were on that flight there would of been no problem with you punk

675 days ago
23.

TrueThat    

http://www.radaronline.com/exclusives/2012/09/kim-kardashian-jonathan-cheban-club-hush-north-carolina-democratic-national

675 days ago
24.

DaveT    

Innocent.

675 days ago
25.

wendy    

the real crime here is his nipples!

675 days ago
26.

Chris    

He is lucky an Air Marshal didn't frag his ass.

675 days ago
27.

Susan    

I promise he used to be cute. I know it's hard to believe by the looks of his dirty scrawny ass but it's true.

675 days ago
28.

Nvts    

And who is this again?

675 days ago
29.

R. Cortez    

If you weren't arrested the passengers would of done far worse !

675 days ago
30.

South Beach    

Sure Wes, because flight attendants like dealing with a plane full of mad passengers who are now late because they have to deal with you SO much they made it all up.

I'm sorry they didn't take off, get to 13K feet and drop you out the door.

Loser.

675 days ago
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