KTLA.com reports that a helicopter carrying MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee was forced to land at Van Nuys Airport Sunday (February 1) after it flew too close to an LAPD (Los Angeles Police Department) chopper over Glendale.The incident happened around 10:45 a.m., police said. The pilot apparently told police after landing that he had been drinking. He was taken to the LAPD's Van Nuys Station and later released. He apparently was not booked for a crime pending the outcome of an intoxication test. "The pilot was flying rather erratically, and he did get too close to one of our helicopters" said LAPD Officer Karen Smith. "The tower over the area was concerned about his flying too." Lee, who had been in the chopper, was let go. "Tommy Lee was a passenger aboard the helicopter, but he had nothing to do with the situation; so he was just released," Smith said. Watch a KTLA.com report on the incident at this location.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends). To report any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, please send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.