Puddle of Mudd frontman Wes Scantlin accused of DWI, fleeing police in Minnesota

Puddle of Mudd singer Wes Scantlin faces charges of drunken driving and fleeing police after a chase in Minnesota that reached speeds of about 100 mph.

Scantlin appeared Monday in Renville County court on charges of felony fleeing police in a motor vehicle; refusing to submit to a chemical test; and DWI. He was released after posting bail.

The 43-year-old was caught early Sunday by a sheriff's sergeant. A preliminary breath test measured his blood-alcohol content at 0.31 percent, nearly four times the legal limit for driving.

The Star Tribune in Minneapolis (http://strib.mn/1S9EKp4 ) reports Scantlin was performing over the weekend in Royalton, about 100 miles north from where he was stopped.

His attorney did not immediately return a phone message left by The Associated Press seeking comment on the allegations.


Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com