Randy Travis arrested for DWI in Texas - See mug shot
Country singer Randy Travis was arrested in Texas on Tuesday, August 7, and charged with driving while intoxicated.
According to The Grayson County Sheriff's Office in Sherman, Texas, they received a 911 call at 11:18 p.m. about a man lying in the road just outside of Tioga, Texas. The singer owns the Chrysalis Ranch outside Tioga.
The Texas Department of Safety Troopers responded to the scene and Travis was arrested for driving while intoxicated, which is a misdemeanor, and retaliation, which is a felony.
The singer was involved in a one vehicle accident, according to authorities. He also exhibited strong signs of intoxication at the time of his arrest and troopers smelled alcohol on his breath. The singer refused a blood and breath test. A search warrant was granted to police by a judge for a blood sample, which was taken at the local hospital.
The retaliation charge stemmed from threats 53-year-old Travis made to the troopers who were transporting him. Travis reportedly threatened to shoot and kill the troopers.
The singer's mug shot can be seen above. Travis was released on bond on Wednesday, August 8 at 10:40 a.m. Reports claim he was naked at the time of his arrest, according to TMZ. However, the sheriff's office made no note of that in their official statement.
This is the second alcohol-related arrest this year for Travis. In February, the singer was charged with public intoxication after being arrested near a church after he had gotten into an argument with his girlfriend. Video of that arrest can be viewed here.
The singer later apologized in a statement to the Associated Press "for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl" and also said he is "committed to being responsible and accountable."
Travis is known for hits such as "Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart" and "Forever and Ever, Amen." He and his first wife, Elizabeth Hatcher, also known as Libby, divorced in 2010 after about 19 years of marriage.
Travis, a North Carolina native who dropped out of high school at age 15, had struggled with drugs and alcohol as a teenager and had during that time been to jail for offenses such as drunk driving, stealing a van, breaking and entering, larceny and drunk and disorderly conduct.