Connecticut

Country Singer Gretchen Wilson Arrested at Bradley Airport

The "Redneck Woman" and "Here for the Party" singer was arrested on a charge of second-degree breach of peace

Grammy-winning country singer Gretchen Wilson was arrested in Connecticut Tuesday night, accused of creating a disturbance at Bradley International Airport.

State police responded to the airport at 7:18 p.m. Tuesday night for a disturbance on an incoming flight, which American Airlines said was American Eagle Flight 5148 from Washington, D.C.

The airline said only that two passengers were in an altercation on the flight.

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Police 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 arrested on a charge of second-degree breach of peace. Her bond was set at $1,000 and the case was continued to Sept. 13. She did not appear in court Wednesday. 

NBC Connecticut has left a message with Wilson's attorney's office. 

The singer, known for country hits that include "Redneck Woman," which won her a Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy in 2004, and "Here for the Party" is scheduled to perform a private, invitation-only show at Mohegan Sun Wednesday night

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A Mohegan Sun spokesperson said the show is still on.

"Gretchen Wilson is scheduled to appear at a private event at Mohegan Sun this evening and the show is still on," an email from a Mohegan Sun spokesperson said.

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