County singer Randy Travis was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated (DWI) as well as threatening law enforcement after crashing his Pontiac Trans Am in Texas Tuesday night. Police reported that when they arrived at the scene they found Travis who was naked and being combative and a Pontiac Trans Am registered to Travis that had veered of the roadway and struck numerous barricades in a construction zone. The singer refused sobriety tests and a blood specimen was then taken.
According to a statement from the Grayson County Sheriff's Office, Travis had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication. While Travis was being transported, he allegedly made threats to shoot and kill the troopers working the case. According to a nearby convenience store clerk, Travis came into the store in his birthday suit attempting to buy cigarettes. The clerk said he was confused about how Travis was going to pay.
Travis was released on a $21,500.00 bond Wednesday morning and was spotted leaving the jail in a set of blue scrubs. This is not the first encounter that Travis has had with law enforcement this year. Apparently in February, Travis was arrested and charged with public intoxication after being spotted in a vehicle parked in front of a church.
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