The rocker's car was pulled over by officers on Friday (25Dec15) in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, for having an expired registration, but editors at TMZ.com report the situation then escalated quickly for Scantlin.

Cops realised there was a warrant out for his arrest, and during a search of his car, they allegedly found a controlled substance. Scantlin was arrested on misdemeanour drugs charges and was booked on a $51,000 (£31,000) bail.

A representative for the rocker has yet to comment on the report.