Singer/songwriter Howie Day was arrested yesterday (Dec. 22) at Boston's Logan International Airport for rowdy behavior on a Boston-bound flight after he became intoxicated from a mix of sleeping pill

Singer/songwriter Howie Day was arrested yesterday (Dec. 22) at Boston's Logan International Airport for rowdy behavior on a Boston-bound flight after he became intoxicated from a mix of sleeping pills and alcohol.

The artist pleaded innocent to a charge of interfering with a flight crew at his arraignment today in East Boston District Court. He was released on personal recognizance and declined to comment to reporters afterward. He is due back in court on March 16.

Day, who is from Brewer, Maine, was returning home for the holidays and took a pill to help him sleep on the flight from Dallas, said his lawyer, Paul Kelley.

"He had a couple of drinks. The pill interacted with the drinks and he became intoxicated. He feels badly if he inconvenienced anyone, or caused any discomfort," Kelley told reporters outside court. "He has and will apologize, and our hope is that we'll be able to resolve this thing as promptly as possible."

Witnesses told the Boston Herald that Day and his entourage got drunk and were harassing flight attendants and other passengers. The flight crew alerted State Police, who were waiting at the gate when the American Airlines flight arrived at Logan..

In March 2004, Day was arrested in Madison, Wis., for allegedly locking a woman in the bathroom of a tour bus after she refused his sexual advances. He then broke the cell phone of another woman who tried to call police, according to the criminal complaint.


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