More bad news for Randy Travis, although this story is sad, the country singer was arrested for DWI after crashing his car Tuesday night as he was reportedly driving nude.
The music star had recently pleaded no contest to public intoxication following the Super Bowl in February.
However, this time things are a bit more serious after Travis allegedly threatening to fatally shoot highway patrol troopers who responded to a concerned caller who notified authorities of “a man lying in the roadway” Tuesday. The DWI offense is a misdemeanor, authorities said.
Travis allegedly refused to take a blood and breath test, and was later forced to submit to a judge’s order for a blood specimen taken at a nearby hospital, Wheeler said.
Authorities said he had been in a one-vehicle accident and was released on bond Wednesday morning.
It’s not clear whether Travis was injured in the accident, though his mug shot revealed a bruised right eye and several abrasions on his face.
On June 25, Travis’ attorney entered a no-contest plea on the singer’s behalf before Sanger Municipal Court Judge Kenneth Hartless, court administrator Christy Punches told CNN. Travis didn’t appear in court, she added.
Travis paid a $264 fine and was placed on a 90-day deferred, or probationary, status, Punches said. “It’s like a 90-day probation,” she said.
The 90-day probation period expires September 23, when the ticket violation will be erased from his record as long as Travis doesn’t commit another offense in Denton County, Punches said.
Travis’ alleged offense this week won’t impact his probation in Sanger because the incident occurred in another county in Texas, Punches said.