Puddle of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin Arrested for DWI in Minnesota
Puddle of Mudd‘s Wes Scantlin is making headlines again for all the wrong reasons. According to TMZ, the rocker was arrested in Minnesota for driving while intoxicated and leading police officers on a 100mph chase.
According to the Renville County Sheriff’s Department, Scantlin was initially spotted speeding and when officer’s attempted to pursue, he led them on a high-speed chase. Once the rocker was pulled over, they conducted a breathalyzer test and according to the report, Scantlin blew a .310, which is four times the legal limit.
By the time all was said and done, the singer was charged with DWI and for fleeing a police officer. He also refused further testing by police officers and was charged for that as well.
It’s been an eventful few years for Scantlin. In June, Puddle of Mudd had to cancel a show in Michigan after the singer missed his plane. Earlier this year, he was arrested for taking a joy ride on a baggage carousel into a restricted area at an airport. That incident led to the band’s show being delayed while he was being bailed out. During a show in April, Scantlin smashed his gear onstage and walked out of the show mid-performance.
Some of his past offenses include being arrested for vandalizing a neighbor with a buzz saw and sledgehammer, allegedly attacking his ex-wife, two warrants for speeding, an arrest warrant issued after he failed to show for a cocaine possession progress report, and owing more than $60,000 in back taxes.