Rock singer charged with DWI, fleeing police officers

Published 10:17 am Tuesday, July 28, 2015

OLIVIA — 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.

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According to reports, Scantlin was performing during the weekend in Royalton, about 100 miles north from where he was stopped.

His attorney, John Leunig, declined to comment on the charges.