Puddle of Mudd singer Scantlin accused of DWI, fleeing

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Posted: Jul 27, 2015 8:15 PM
Puddle of Mudd singer Scantlin accused of DWI, fleeing

OLIVIA, Minn. (AP) — 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 during the weekend in Royalton, about 100 miles north from where he was stopped.

His attorney, John Leunig (LOO'-nihg), declined to comment to The Associated Press on Monday.

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