Star Howie Day charged with in-flight ruffianism

Pop singer Howie Day was arrested at Logan International Airport for rowdy behavior on a Boston-bound flight, authorities said. David Procopio, a spokesman for the Suffolk District Attorney's office, said Day was scheduled to be arraigned Friday morning in East Boston District Court on a charge of interfering with a flight crew.

Procopio did not know details of the charges against Day. The Boston Herald reported that Day was sitting in first class on an American Airlines flight from Dallas that arrived early Thursday. Witnesses told the Herald that Day and his entourage began to harass other passengers. The flight crew alerted State Police, who were waiting at the gate when the flight arrived in Boston.

"He was placed under arrest and transported to the State Police barracks at Logan," said trooper Tom Ryan. In March 2004, Day was arrested in Wisconsin for allegedly locking a woman in the bathroom of a tour bus after she refused his sexual advances. He then broke the cell phone of another woman who tried to call police, according to the criminal complaint, reports the AP. N.U.

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