, Scantlin was at first pulled over, simply for expired registration tags, but when running his information, police discovered an outstanding warrant for his arrest.
Unfortunately, this is not Scantlin's first time around the rodeo, with his legal troubles beginning January when he was arrested for taking a joyride on a luggage carousel at the Denver airport.The band was in the city at the time for a show and a fan, not the band, later bailed him out of jail., he was then apprehended in Minnesota in July for blowing a deadly .310 breathalyzer after a high-speed police chase, resulting in charges of DUI and fleeing police custody.He was again arrested only a month after for driving under the influence as well as marijuana possession.Puddle of Mudd made their first splash with breakout single "She Hates Me," which appears on their sophomore 2001 studio album, The post-grunge outfit will soon head out on a UK tour, the dates of which were just recently announced, although the band may have to put their plans on hold if Scantlin's legal troubles interfere with the scheduled dates. The Puddle Of Mudd frontman was recently arrested after a stand-off with police, and then was arrested mid-concert for skipping on bail. Metal Insider reports that both Wes and his lawyer didn’t show up for court on Friday, this appointment relating to December when he was caught driving without a registration. Scantlin’s an addict who needs help, especially from the people who book shows with him and then walk out on him mid-show.
Now, Wes has apparently missed a court date, and a warrant has been issued for his arrest. Anyone who is booking or playing with Puddle of Mudd is really just enabling Scantlin until he gets professional help.
Dude’s not even an edgy rock outlaw, he’s just one embarrassing arrest after another.
Anyway, Puddle of Mudd is scheduled to play two shows in Iowa this coming weekend, so fans (and lawmakers) can look for Scantlin there.
Hopefully, instead of Iowa, Scantlin goes to a rehab facility and gets himself some fucking help.
also reports that Scantlin tried to escape in his car, but was quickly caught.
Scantlin has had trouble with authorities dating as far back as 2004, with arrests for drug possession in 2012 and domestic violence the following year.