Monday 18 November 2019

Country singer Randy Travis is arrested naked

Randy Travis has been charged with driving while intoxicated
Randy Travis has been charged with driving while intoxicated

Country singer Randy Travis was charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers after he crashed his car and was found naked and combative at the scene, Texas officials said.

The accident was reported on Tuesday night, and Travis walked out of jail on Wednesday morning wearing scrubs, no shoes and a University of Texas baseball cap. It was the second Texas arrest this year for the singer, who was cited in February for public intoxication.

A Pontiac Trans Am registered to the 53-year-old singer had veered off a roadway near Tioga, a town about 60 miles north of Dallas where the entertainer lives, and struck several barricades in a construction zone, said Tom Vinger, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety.

He said Travis made threats against state troopers and was not wearing clothes at the time of his arrest. The singer refused sobriety tests so a blood specimen was taken, he said.

"Travis had a strong odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication," according to a statement from the Grayson County Sheriff's Office. "While Travis was being transported, Travis made threats to shoot and kill the troopers working the case."

Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown said his office will review the report of the arrest.

A Travis representative said there would be no immediate comment on the arrest.

Travis, whose suffered facial bruises in the crash, was released on 21,500 dollars bond on Wednesday morning from the jail in Sherman, Vinger said. Blood-test results are pending.

In February, Travis was charged with public intoxication after being spotted in a vehicle parked in front of a church in Sanger, about 20 miles (32 kilometers) from Tioga.

He also has been involved in messy court proceedings with his ex-wife. Travis was divorced from Elizabeth Travis in 2010 after 19 years of marriage.

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