Comedian Artie Lange Arrested for Skipping Court Appearance - NBC Southern California

Comedian Artie Lange Arrested for Skipping Court Appearance

Authorities say Lange failed to appear in Superior Court in Essex County for charges stemming from a drug arrest earlier this year.

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    Artie Lange has been arrested for skipping court.

    Comedian Artie Lange has been arrested for skipping a court appearance.

    NJ.com reports Lange was arrested Tuesday night at his home in Hoboken. Authorities say Lange failed to appear in Superior Court in Essex County for charges stemming from a drug arrest earlier this year.

    Police said they found Lange with a bag of heroin during a traffic stop in May. Lange faces charges of possession of a controlled dangerous substance and drug paraphernalia in the case.

    Lange's arrest follows a strange incident over the weekend in which the comedian tweeted a picture of himself with a swollen nose. Hoboken police responded to Lange's home and he later apologized.

    Lange wrote in a tweet that he missed court because of a "bad communication" with his lawyer.