Should have been arrested for writing the most annoying song ever. However he was charged with domestic violence. Songwriter Don McLean – perhaps best known for his classic 1971 song "American Pie" – was arrested for misdemeanor domestic violence Monday morning in his home in Camden, Maine, PEOPLE confirms. A spokesman for the Knox County Jail confirms to PEOPLE McLean spent several hours there this morning and was released after 11:30 a.m. on an unspecified amount of bail. "He's not the first celebrity we've dealt with and he won't be the last," says Corporal Bradley Woll. Police were called to McLean's home just before 2 a.m. Monday morning, Woll says. Woll would not discuss the allegations against McLean in any detail, and would not discuss exactly what led to the 70-year-old musician's arrest. McLean's wife, Patrisha, is a photographer who regularly exhibits her work. McLean rose to prominence during the early 1970s with "American Pie," a song that has since been covered by dozens of artists, including Madonna. McLean is booked for an Australian tour in March. Woll did not know whether McLean had legal representation. A rep for McLean could not be reached for comment.