Country singer Randy Travis’ recent arrest in Texas is the latest in the downward spiral for the singer, who led a return to traditional country styles in the 1980s and early '90s.
Travis, 53, was arrested last week and booked on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated; subsequently, a felony charge was added because officers said he threatened to shoot and kill them while in custody after his Aug. 7 arrest outside Tioga, Texas, which is about 60 miles north of Dallas.
Officers said Travis was found lying by the side of a road, naked. He was arrested, lawmen said, after he allegedly ran his Pontiac Trans Am off the road and crashed into some construction barricades. Shortly before his arrest, he reportedly was seen walking into a store and demanding cigarettes. Booking photos showed Travis’ face scuffed and bruised.
Earlier this year, Travis was charged with public intoxication after police found him sitting in his car in the parking lot of a church in Sanger, Texas, with an open bottle of wine on the passenger seat.