Don McLean issued with restraining order after ‘threatening to strangle’ his wife

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American singer Don McLean has been issued with a restraining order by his wife after allegedly threatening to strangle her.

Patrisha McLean, who has been married to the star for 30 years, is reported to have claimed her husband assaulted and threatened her life.

The 55-year-old called police to their home in Camden, Maine, at 2am on Sunday stating she had been terrorised for four hours.

She had locked herself in the bathroom.

It led to police attending the scene and arresting the American Pie singer for domestic violence assault.

The star was later released from Knox County jail later that day after posting a $10,000 unsecured bail.

 Singer/songwriter DON MCLEAN has been arrested over allegations of domestic abuse. The American Pie hitmaker, 70, was held by police at his home in Camden, Maine in the early hours of Monday (18Jan16) amid reports of a violent incident at the property. He was arrested for misdemeanour domestic violence and was later released on bail of $10,000 (£666,000).
Don McClean has been released after posting bail

The couple have two children together, Jackie and Wyatt.

McLean, 70, is scheduled to appear in Knox County Unified Court in Rockland on February 22.

Police later released a mug shot of McLean taken when he was booked in.

The singer, who reportedly sold the handwritten lyrics to “American Pie” at Christie’s auction house for £840,000 in April, was last in trouble with police three years ago.

 
Don McLean is scheduled to appear in court next month

He was fined $400 (£280) in 2013 for driving 43 mph through a school zone when the speed limit was 15 mph.

McLean, who has lived in Camden since the early 1990s, argued the school zone warning lights weren’t flashing at the time but he was still fined.

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