Grammy-winning country music star Gretchen Wilson has been arrested at a Connecticut airport after what was described as a minor disturbance on an incoming flight. Wilson has been charged with breach peace.
State police responded to Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks, just after 7 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 21). Police say while talking to Wilson she “became belligerent toward the troopers and caused a disturbance.” The 45-year-old Wilson was taken into custody. Bail was set at $1,000.
Wilson, Lebanon, Tennessee, is expected in court Wednesday (Aug. 22). Her case was not listed on the docket and it couldn’t be determined if she has a lawyer.
She won the Best Female Country Vocal Performance Grammy in 2004 for the song “Redneck Woman.” She was scheduled to perform an invitation-only show Wednesday at the Mohegan Sun casino. A spokesperson for Wilson's Redneck Records could not be reached for comment at press time.