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Country Star Gretchen Wilson Arrested at Connecticut Airport

Grammy winner allegedly became 'belligerent' toward troopers
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 22, 2018 11:49 AM CDT
This booking photograph released Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018, by the Connecticut State Police shows Grammy-winning country music singer Gretchen Wilson, arrested just after 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bradley International...   (Connecticut State Police via AP)
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(Newser) – Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after police say she became "belligerent" toward troopers. The 45-year-old "Redneck Woman" singer from Lebanon, Tennessee, was charged with breach of peace Tuesday evening at Bradley International Airport, near Hartford, reports the AP. State police say troopers initially responded to a "minor disturbance" on an incoming flight and were interviewing Wilson on a runway when they arrested her. TMZ claims, via sources, that a "bathroom beef" was at the root of the incident. Its sources say that Wilson was flying first class, but there was a single bathroom on the plane and another passenger got to it ahead of her.

There was allegedly a shoving match, and sources say Wilson and the other person involved "exchanged threatening hand gestures" for the remainder of the flight. Bail was set at $1,000. A court hearing was scheduled for Wednesday, but it was postponed to Sept. 13 and Wilson didn't appear in court. Wilson won the Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy in 2004 for "Redneck Woman." She was scheduled to perform an invitation-only show Wednesday night at the Mohegan Sun casino.

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