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Beth Ditto arrested for disorderly conduct
Gossip singer Beth Ditto has been arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
The 32-year-old rocker was taken into custody in the early hours of Saturday morning (16.03.13) following a disturbance outside the Bungalo Bar in Portland, Oregon.
Beth - real name Mary Beth Patterson - was detained by officers for being drunk after she left the establishment and threw her shoes in the middle of the road and started shouting out the name of the US President Barack Obama as her friends tried to put her in a car.
A source at the bar told the Willamette Week newspaper: "She walked out in the middle of the street, threw off her shoes and purse and screamed Obama, Obama!"
Beth has been accused by a fellow of reveller of being "blackout" drunk and trying to start fights in the bar.
The 'Standing in the Way of Control' singer was later released from custody and is now awaiting a court date.
If she is convicted of second degree disorderly conduct she could be sentenced to up to six months in jail and may receive a fine of up to $2,500.
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