Singer Randy Travis Arrested – Nude, Making Threats to Cops

These sort of stories always bum me out. Randy Travis is, if I’m not mistaken, a Christian, or presents himself as one.

Travis has appeared on pastor John Hagee’s show a time or two. He has appeared in “Christian” movies (films with Christian messages from Christian movie makers).

I know that Christians aren’t perfect or immune from making mistakes, but it is just so jarring and distasteful when a believer who is so famous and goes out of his way to let it be known that he’s a believer in the public eye turns around and his personal life is in shambles, he has a drug/alcohol problem, threatens to kill cops, etc.

Randy Travis charged with DWI in Texas

Randy Travis was charged with driving while intoxicated and threatening law officers after the country singer crashed his car and was found naked and combative at the scene, Texas officials said Wednesday.

It was the second arrest this year for Travis, who was cited in February for public intoxication.

A photo released by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office shows a battered-looking Travis in a T-shirt, with a black eye and dried blood on his face. He later walked out of jail on $21,500 bond wearing scrubs, a University of Texas ball cap and no shoes.
The sheriff’s office received an emergency call just before midnight Tuesday about a man seen lying in a road west of Tioga, where the singer lives.

A car registered to Travis, 53, drove off the road, said Tom Vinger, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The vehicle had struck several barricades in a construction zone, according to the DPS.

Vinger said Travis made threats against Texas Highway Patrol troopers and was not wearing clothes at the time of his arrest. He refused sobriety tests, Vinger said, so a blood specimen was taken.

Sheriff’s Sgt. Rickey Wheeler said Travis faces charges of retaliation or obstruction in addition to driving under the influence.

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

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