Puddle of Mudd’s Frontman Causes Emergency Landing After In-Flight Fight

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The passengers of the JetBlue flight that was forced to make an emergency landing in Austin, Texas Tuesday probably won’t be listening to Puddle of Mudd’s “Harassed” anymore following yesterday’s in-flight disturbance. The band’s frontman, Wes Scantlin, was arrested Tuesday at Bergstrom International Airport in Austin after allegedly getting into a fight with a flight attendant over alcohol. But the in-flight argument wasn’t the worst of it — the JetBlue flight that was en route to Los Angeles from Boston had to make an emergency landing after Scantlin reportedly caused the uproar.

According to a spokesperson for the Austin Police Department tells Hollywood.com, the singer was arrested and charged with public intoxication following the landing. E! reports that officers also charged Scantlin with interfering with flight crew, and that the Transportation Security Agency has plans to investigate the matter further. (The Police Department could not confirm the charge; Federal charges are under the jurisdiction of the TSA.)

Unfortunately, this isn’t Scantlin’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested in 2004 for public intoxication after allegedly showing up drunk on stage at a concert. In July, the singer also plead guilty to possession of cocaine.

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[Photo Credit: Austin Police Department]


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