Puddle Of Mudd’s Wes Scantlin arrested for driving under the influence

The singer fled police in a chase that reached speeds of about 100 mph

Puddle Of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin has been arrested for driving under the influence.

The incident took place in Minnesota on Sunday (26 July), with it also being reported that the singer fled police in a chase that reached speeds of about 100 mph.

Scantlin appeared in court on Monday (July 27) on charges of fleeing police in a motor vehicle; refusing to submit to a chemical test; and driving while impaired. He was released after posting bail.


The rock singer was caught early Sunday by police. A preliminary breath test measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.31 percent, nearly four times the legal limit for driving.

Meanwhile, Scantlin, whose band released their most recent album ‘re:(disc)overed’ in 2011, was arrested in April after taking a ‘joyride’ on an oversized luggage carousel. He was charged with misdemeanor trespassing after entering a security clearance area at Denver International Airport.

Last year, Scantlin was arrested for using a buzzsaw to damage his neighbour’s patio. The incident was the culmination of a long-running feud with his Los Angeles neighbour, electropop artist Sasha Gradiva. She claimed that Scantlin attacked her property at least 10 times in the past, repeatedly calling the police to alert the authorities to his behaviour.

Scantlin claimed that the property’s previous owner built a patio when he was on tour with his band and that its construction damaged his own patio and an outdoor staircase.