‘American Pie’ Singer Don McLean Arrested on Domestic Violence Charge

Don McLean, known for writing and performing 1971 hit “American Pie,” was arrested Monday in Maine and charged with misdemeanor domestic violence, police told the Associated Press.

McLean was sent to Knox County Jail, and later released on bail. His court date has been set for Feb. 22.

Police responded to a call early Monday at McLean’s Camden, Maine, residence and arrested the singer, say reports.

This is not McLean’s first run-in with the law in recent years. The musician was fined $400 for speeding through a Maine school zone in 2013. His attorney, however, argued that the school zone warning lights were not flashing at the time.

McLean still makes the occasional public appearance, most recently at the at the Maine Lobster Festival in August, but has largely stayed out of the limelight in recent years.

McLean and his wife Patricia have two children together.

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