Randy Travis DWI escalates with threats and ends with naked trip to the police station
Randy Travis has another run in with the law on Tuesday, but this DWI left him hauled into the police station naked and facing several charges.
The famous country singer is currently involved in a vicious divorce with his ex-wife, having one arrest under is belt for public intoxication, and he’s now adding another arrest, this time for DWI.
Travis was arrested outside Tioga, Texas, for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and retaliation and obstruction, a felony. State troopers responded to a call that a man was lying on the road outside of the town of Tioga. Travis had been involved in a single-car accident, police said.
They discovered Travis at the scene with a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication” and arrested him for DWI, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.
On the way to the station, Travis allegedly threatened to shoot and kill the troopers, which resulted in the additional charge of retaliation and obstruction.
Travis was brought to the station naked, though it’s unclear whether Travis was discovered naked or somehow disrobed later, Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.
Travis’ mug shot shows him with a black eye and cuts on his face. Wheeler said police didn’t know if the bruises were the result of the car accident or if he was like that before.
“That’s just the way he was brought into our jail,” Wheeler said.
Travis, age 53, was booked and held overnight, then released Wednesday after posting bond.