GUITARIST GUILTY IN PLANE INCIDENT
JOURNAL AND COURIER; OCT. 20, 1989
Guns N' Roses guitarist Izzy Stradlin pleaded guilty to urinating in the galley of an airborne jet and agreed to pay $1,000 cleanup costs.
Stradlin, 27, a Lafayette native, said he urinated outside the restroom of the USAir flight on Aug. 27 because he was frustrated at being kept waiting outside.
Originally charged with interfering with the duty of a flight crew, a felony, but the charge was dropped Tuesday when Stradlin pled guilty to four misdemeanor charges.
He was ordered to pay a $2,000 fine, $1,000 toward cleanup costs and write a letter of apology to the USAir crew.
U.S. Magistrate Michael Mignella placed Stradlin on six months probation, which includes counseling.
Stradlin, whose real name is Jeffrey Dean Isbell, was arrested at Sky Harbor International Airport during a scheduled stop in Phoenix of an Indianapolis-Los Angeles flight. He spent one night in jail.