'Swamp People' Stars Busted Over Beer Bottle Attack

9/7/2013 2:45 PM PDT

'Swamp People' Stars Arrested for Allegedly Beating Man with Beer Bottle

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Apparently in Louisiana ... when someone says "This Bud's for you," they don't mean the beer, because 2 members of "Swamp People" just surrendered to cops after allegedly beaning dude with a bottle.

Cops say R.J. Molinere and Jay Paul Molinere got into an argument with a 24-year-old man on a highway -- it sounds like a road rage thing.  The "Swamp People" stars then allegedly followed the guy to a nearby mini mart and attacked him with a bottle of beer -- which they just happened to have handy.

The incident occurred last month ... both Molinere surrendered yesterday and were booked on charges of aggravated battery and released on $1k bond.

The victim is nursing a black eye, and a swollen forehead and jaw.

What a missed opportunity to promote the show -- they could have used a Gatorade bottle.