Drunk Beth Ditto Arrested, Yelling 'Obama'

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She's known for singing "Standing in the Way of Control." But Gossip singer Beth Ditto has been arrested for standing in the way of a car.

The trouble began Friday night at Bungalo Bar in Portland, Ore., according to Willamette Week, where a bartender allegedly cut Ditto off after she appeared to be too inebriated to handle another cocktail.

According to their source, Ditto (born Mary Beth Patterson) then "walked out in the middle of the street, threw off her shoes and purse and screamed, 'Obama! Obama!' " as friends tried in vain to put her in a car.

According to a report from the Portland Police Bureau, police "arrived and contacted Patterson standing in the middle of the street with her arms extended from her sides like an airplane, and she was shouting (unknown what) as she blocked traffic.

"Four cars were stopped in the road and one driver was honking his/her horn and yelling for Patterson to get out of the street," the report continues. "Patterson did not respond to police commands to get out of the street so she was taken into custody without incident and transported to jail for disorderly conduct in the second degree."

Ditto was booked at 1:42 a.m. and released, pending a court date.