Puddle of Mudd singer Scantlin arrested

Singer Wes Scantlin of the band Puddle of Mudd performs at the Gibson Guitar Dusk Tiger launch party in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Monday, Dec. 7, 2009. The Dusk Tiger is a new limited run guitar on sale worldwide starting today. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)

September 4, 2012 8:50:45 PM PDT
Puddle of Mudd lead singer Wes Scantlin has been arrested in Texas and charged with public intoxication after being removed from a cross-country flight.

Police in Austin say the pilot of a JetBlue flight requested an emergency landing Tuesday to remove an unruly passenger creating a disturbance. Details about the incident weren't immediately available, though the plane was traveling from Boston to Los Angeles.

The public intoxication charge is a Class C misdemeanor, similar to a parking citation.

Police say it isn't clear if the 40-year-old singer for the multi-platinum rock band has an attorney. Contact information for a publicist couldn't be found, and a message to the band's website wasn't immediately returned.

The Transportation Security Administration did not immediately respond to questions about the incident.

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