Puddle of Mudd frontman arrested after in-flight disturbance

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 12: Musician Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd arrives at Spike TV's 7th Annual Video Game Awards at the Nokia Event Deck at LA Live on December 12, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Wes Scantlin Jason Merritt

Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd arrives at Spike TV's 7th Annual Video Game Awards on Dec. 12, 2009, in Los Angeles.
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(CBS/AP) Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin has been arrested in Texas and charged with public intoxication after being removed from a cross-country flight.

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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.

An insider told E! News the rocker "got into it" with a flight attendant over his drinking on the light.

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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