The charge against country music star Gretchen Wilson for 2nd-degree breach of peace was dropped after she appeared in court Thursday. Wilson was arrested at the Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn. near Hartford where she was set to play an invitation-only at the Mohegan Sun on Aug. 21.
The Tennessean reports that police were called to her American Airlines flight coming in from Washington D.C. to address a “minor disturbance on a domestic flight” between two passengers. Connecticut State Police say Wilson “became belligerent” on the jetway and was taken into custody. Her bail was set at $1000.
“I want to thank my fans for their patience,” Wilson tweeted following the incident. “The unfortunate events that took place last Tuesday night are still an open case matter and so I can’t discuss or comment on any specifics. I would like to respect the process, and am confident that the truth shall prevail.”
The news about country singer Gretchen Wilson spread quickly as she returned home to Lebanon, Tennessee. “I’m saddened by the whole thing,” she admitted to Taste of Country. “I don’t know that I could say — I mean, I’m embarrassed that that situation got to where it was, but not personally…It’s not funny. It’s not a funny situation at all.”
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When Wilson appeared in court this week, her charge was dropped and she was asked to pay a fine of $500 to a court charity that helps injured crime victims. “Coming to Connecticut for the second time was much better than the first time,” she told NBC Connecticut with relief. “I’m a person like everyone else and we’ve all had bad days. It’s just that celebrities are kind of targeted when they have one.”
Wilson won the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance in 2004 for “Redneck Woman.” She released her latest full-length record in 2013, Christmas in My Heart.
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