Country music legend Randy Travis is at it again.
Grayson County Texas Sheriff’s Sergeant Rickey Wheeler says the singer was arrested late Tuesday night for drunk driving, about 60 miles north of Dallas.
“Our office got a 911 call about 11:20 last night,” Wheeler told 1200 WOAI news. “A male subject laying in the roadway, possibly involved in a vehicle accident.”
Wheeler says Travis was arrested by a Texas DPS Trooper, and after Travis refused to provide a blood or breath sample, he was taken to the hospital and blood was drawn from him.
“He was not clothed at the time,” Wheeler said.
In addition, Wheeler says while Travis was being transported to the jail, he ‘made threats to shoot and kill the troopers working the case.
Wheeler says Travis was released late this morning on $21,500 bond on charges of driving while intoxicated and retaliation, due to the threat to kill the trooper.
Retaliation is a second degree felony which carries a potential term of 2-20 years in prison. The DWI charge is a misdemeanor.
This latest incident happened just outside the tiny town of Tioga, which is Travis’ hometown. Tioga is not far from Sanger Texas, where Travis, 53, was arrested in February on a public intoxication charge after he was found allegedly drunk inside his car in a church parking lot.
Travis this year is marking the 25th anniversary of the start of his country music career, which has include mega hits like ‘Diggin’ Up Bones’ and ‘He Walks on Water.’
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