7:29 PT – Law enforcement agencies directly involved with the case tell TMZ … Howie mentioned the Xanax he had in his pocket during the arrest and told the alleged police, "It's Xanax, I'll take it before I go on stage."
5:16 PM PT – We've learned that the woman claiming to assassinate Howie is an ex-girlfriend.
Howie Day was arrested in NYC after a woman claimed to have attacked her – this time a year after being arrested for something similar … TMZ has confirmed.
Law Enforcement Reports TMZ … The "Collide" singer was arrested on Friday after allegedly having an argument with a woman in a hotel in Manhattan's financial district. Things got so hot that police were finally called … and the woman reported that Day had grabbed her, thrown her around and wrapped his hands around her neck.
When the police arrived, we were told 8 xanax pills were found in Howie's bag. The woman, whose relationship to Howie is unclear, allegedly sought medical attention and had received a protective order against Howie.
He was accused of assault, criminal obstruction of breathing and possession of a controlled substance. Howie is said to have been charged on Saturday, where he allegedly raised no objection. He has deposited a security deposit of $ 500.
This is of course a big deal … to see how Howie was arrested for imprisonment in April 2018 Similar alleged incident – only this one was on Video captured. In Surveillance captured by TMZ, one can see how Howie pushed his then girlfriend Carrie Peneck at least once.
He's also on tape and slamming the car door. His music gear whirled around and looked visibly upset, causing Carrie to panic out of the vehicle. At that time, police officers showed up in his house to arrest him for assaulting him on the 4th degree.
One thing we know for certain – the woman in this last alleged incident is NOT the same as the one from 2018.