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'Puddle of Mudd' Singer CHARGES DROPPED from JetBlue Arrest

11/24/2012 12:15 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE
"Puddle of Mudd" singer Wes Scantlin just dodged a stint in prison because charges against him for an alleged drunken brawl on a JetBlue flight ... have been dropped!

TMZ broke the story ... Scantlin was arrested in Austin, TX back in September, after he allegedly got into a booze-fueled argument with a flight attendant. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing and Scantlin was charged with public intoxication.

Scantlin was adamant he did nothing wrong -- and earlier this week he was vindicated when a judge dismissed the charges due to "insufficient evidence". 

Scantlin struck a plea deal for cocaine possession in July -- and was ordered to obey all laws for 18 months ... or he could face a prison sentence.

Calls to Scantlin's people weren't returned.

JetBlue to Passengers Here's $50 for Babysitting Puddle of Mudd

9/6/2012 12:30 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Passengers on board the JetBlue flight that made an emergency landing in Texas this week -- because the singer for Puddle of Mudd allegedly threw a boozy mid-flight temper tantrum -- are receiving a paltry $50 apology from the airline, TMZ has learned.

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

The plane was grounded in Austin for more than an hour as a result -- but a rep for JetBlue tells us, the passengers were compensated for their time ... with a $50 JetBlue credit.

According to the rep, if any customer experiences an onboard ground delay between 1 and 2 hours ... he or she is entitled to a $50 JetBlue voucher.

And as everyone knows, $50 is good for a trip to nowhere.

So we gotta ask ...


Puddle of Mudd Singer The Post-Flight Mug Shot

9/5/2012 6:45 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE
With bloodshot eyes and a half-cocked smile, Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin posed for the cop cam yesterday after he was arrested for being a disruptive drunken idiot on a flight.

TMZ broke the story, a JetBlue flight bound for L.A. made an emergency landing in Austin, TX yesterday after Scantlin allegedly got in a heated drunken argument with a flight attendant.

Once the plane touched down, Wes was arrested for public intoxication -- but he could also face prison time for interfering with a flight crew ... a federal crime.

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

We also got video of Wes getting cuffed on the plane -- it's pretty wild.

Puddle of Mudd Singer Arrested EMERGENCY LANDING After Fight on Flight

9/4/2012 2:43 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE
Puddle 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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