Randy Travis Naked During DWI Arrest

By Jennifer Abbey

Aug 8, 2012 1:13pm
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                                                                  (Courtesy Grayson County Sheriff's Office)

This has been one tough year for country singer Randy Travis. The singer is currently involved in a vicious divorce with his ex-wife, he has one arrest under is belt for public intoxication and he’s now adding another arrest, this time for DWI.

Travis was arrested Tuesday night outside Tioga, Texas, for driving while intoxicated, a misdemeanor, and retaliation and obstruction,  a felony.

State troopers responded to a call at 11:18 p.m. reporting a man lying on the road outside of the town of Tioga. Travis had been involved in a single-car accident, police said.

They discovered Travis at the scene with a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication” and arrested him for DWI, according to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office.

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On the way to the station, Travis allegedly threatened to shoot and kill the troopers, which resulted in an additional charge of retaliation and obstruction.

Travis was brought to the station naked, though it’s unclear whether Travis was discovered naked or somehow disrobed later, Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.

Travis’ mug shot shows him with a black eye and cuts on his face. Wheeler said police didn’t know if  the bruises were the result of the car accident or if he was like that before.

“That’s just the way he was brought into our jail,” Wheeler said.

Travis, 53, was booked and held overnight, then released Wednesday after posting a total of $21,500 bond, $20,000 of which was for the felony charge.

Sherman is located about 60 miles north of Dallas, Texas.  Tioga is roughly 25 miles southwest of Sherman.

The singer was arrested early last February in Sanger, Texas after a police officer discovered him drunk in his car with an open bottle of wine.  He later blamed the incident on too much post-Super Bowl celebrating.

Travis is currently battling a bitter divorce with his ex-wife, and ex-manager, Elizabeth Travis.

ABC News Radio contributed to this report.

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