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Randy Travis has taken a turn for the worse

Lexi Elias

Christian country music singer was arrested naked and charged with DWI


Randy Travis may be a Christian country music singer, but he has certainly gone against his Christian words and taken a wrong turn over the past year. Travis was not only accused of driving while intoxicated Tuesday night, but he also threatened the lives of state troopers after he was found naked and aggressive after he crashed his car.

This incident is not the first time Randy Travis has been arrested involving alcohol this year. In February, the Grammy-winning singer was arrested for public intoxication.

Before Texas troopers found and arrested the Christian country music singer Tuesday night, a North Texas store owner said that Randy Travis walked into his convenience store, naked, trying to buy cigarettes.

At 11:18 p.m. Tuesday night, Grayson country sheriff’s office in Texas received a 911 phone call about a man spotted lying in a road west of Tioga, where Randy Travis lives.

Texas troopers stated that the entertainer had been driven off the road where he continued to strike several barricades in a construction road. At the time, Randy Travis was not wearing any clothes and refused sobriety tests; so, a blood specimen was taken. According to Tom Vinger, Department of Public Safety spokesman, Travis threatened the lives of the Texas troopers.

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

In a mug shot released Wednesday morning by the Grayson Country Sheriff’s Office, Randy Travis appears decrepit looking wearing a T-shirt and a black eye with dried blood on his face. Later on Wednesday, Travis walked out of the county jail, barefoot and in scrubs with a University of Texas hat on.

Randy Travis was charged and released on a $21,500 bond Wednesday morning. Blood tests are still pending, and District Attorney Joe Brown stated that his office will be reviewing the report of the arrest. The felony count holds a maximum penalty of ten years in prison and/or a fine of up to $10,000.

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