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Wes Scantlin, Puddle of Mudd lead singer, arrested for alleged disturbance on plane

Wednesday, September 05, 2012
Wes Scantlin appears a still from the music video for Blurry.

Wes Scantlin appears a still from the music video for 'Blurry.' (Flawless/Geffen Records)

Singer Wes Scantlin of the rock band Puddle of Mudd was arrested Tuesday after allegedly causing a disturbance on a cross-country jetliner flight.

Police said the pilot of a JetBlue flight requested an emergency landing to remove an unruly passenger. Details about the incident weren't immediately available, but the plane was heading from Boston to Los Angeles. It made a landing in Austin, Texas.

Scantlin, 40, was charged with public intoxication, which is a Class C misdemeanor, similar to a parking citation.

The Transportation Security Administration has not commented on the incident.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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