Randy Travis Arrested After Drunken, Naked Joy Ride

Posted 08 Aug 2012 in Music + TV News


Somebody was a bad boy. Randy Travis has been accused of Driving While Intoxicated last night in Grayson County Texas. However, it gets better. He was driving a 1998 Pontiac Trans Am and had driven off the road into some barriers on a construction road.  However the story gets better as he also threatened to kill the arresting officers. Oh and yes, it can get even better still as he did this totally in the nude. Have a night Randy!

“I know the vehicle suffered significant damage to the front end during the wreck,” according to State Trooper spokeman Tim Vinger said to the Associate Press.

This was not the first time he’s been this stupid this year as he was also arrested in February for public intoxication after being spotted in a vehicle parked in front of a church in Sanger, Texas

Travis refused a breathalyzer tests and also sobriety tests at the scene of this latest adventure. Blood samples were taken.

“Travis had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication,” according to a statement from the sheriff’s office. “While Travis was being transported, Travis made threats to shoot and kill the troopers working the case.”

He was released on $21,500 bond.

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

District Attorney Joe Brown says his office will review the report of the arrest. The felony retaliation or obstruction charge will be referred to a grand jury within a month or six weeks, while the misdemeanor DWI case could be filed as soon as prosecutors decide whether to proceed, Brown told The Associated Press.

It’s been a rocky couple of years for the North Carolina native, best known for hit songs like “Is It Still Over?” and “On the Other Hand.” He divorced Elizabeth Travis in 2010 after 19 years, but retained her services as his manager, a role she held for more than three decades.

Earlier this year, though, Elizabeth Travis filed a lawsuit claiming that Randy Travis made it impossible for her to do her job and terminated her management contract without proper notice. She said her ex-husband sent several men, including an armed guard, to clean out her offices.

–Larry Carta and also Yahoo! News contributed to this report.

USA Today Video

Here is the arrest video from February

Posted by Larry Carta

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