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Puddle of Mudd's Wes Scantlin Accused of DWI & Fleeing Police

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Wes Scantlin of Puddle of Mudd performs at the Epicenter Rock Festival at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sept. 24, 2011 in Irvine, California.  

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 (July 27) 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.

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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 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.