Country music star Gretchen Wilson arrested at Connecticut airport for 'breach of peace'
The 'Redneck Woman' singer was charged with second-degree breach of peace after she allegedly became belligerent while being interviewed by state troopers.
Country singer Gretchen Wilson was arrested in Connecticut Tuesday night. She was accused of creating a disturbance at Bradley International Airport.
As NBC Connecticut reports, state police responded to the airport at 7.18 pm local time Tuesday after reports of a disturbance on an incoming flight. They said that they interviewed 45-year-old Wilson, of Lebanon, Tennessee on the jetway and she became 'belligerent' toward the troopers and caused a disturbance.
Wilson was reportedly charged with second-degree breach of peace. Her bond was set at $1,000 and she’s expected in court on Wednesday. The incident remains under investigation and at this point, it remains unclear if she has an attorney.
Having sold over 8 million records worldwide, Gretchen Wilson is a certified platinum singer best known for her debut effort, 2004's 'Redneck Woman', which grabbed her a nod at the Grammys. She has charted 13 singles on the Billboard country charts, of which five have reached Top Ten.
The singer, who is a vocal supporter of the Republican Party (she once played a version of the Heart song 'Barracuda' for Sarah Palin during her 2008 run) is scheduled to perform a private invitation-only show at Mohegan Sun tonight and there has been no confirmation as to whether the gig will proceed as planned.
This is a developing story. We will update it as and when more information surfaces.