January 31, 2013 |
Randy Travis pleaded guilty to drunk driving Thursday and as a result will be avoiding jail time in a case that began last summer when he crashed his car and was found naked at the scene. The country singer was given a 180-day suspended jail sentence, must pay a $2,000 fine and spend two years on probation, according to the Associated Press. His probation order includes completing 100 hours of community service, spending a minimum of 30 days in an alcohol treatment facility and having an ignition interlock device present on any car he drives.
August 13, 2012 |
Police have reportedly confiscated convenience-store surveillance footage of singer Randy Travis, who allegedly walked naked into a Tiger Mart in north Texas on Tuesday night, demanded cigarettes and then left in frustration shortly before he was arrested on the side of the road on suspicion of DWI. After presenting a search warrant Friday, law enforcement took the entire video system, the store manager told TMZ , because nobody could figure...
August 10, 2012 |
Rick Springfield has wrapped up his DUI case by pleading no contest to reckless driving, thereby avoiding time behind bars related to a 2011 arrest in Malibu. The "Jessie's Girl" singer, who was pulled over May 1 of last year for speeding on Pacfic Coast Highway, will serve three years' probation and attend a three-month alcohol-education program, the district attorney's office said. Springfield, who did not attend Thursday's hearing, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of .10%, which exceeds the legal limit of .08%.
August 9, 2012 |
The 911 caller didn't know he was describing Randy Travis. “I just found a guy lying in the road,” he told a dispatcher just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, adding that the country singer was crumpled on a highway 60 miles north of Dallas. “I'm kinda spooked out," the caller said. When authorities arrived, the scene grew stranger: 53-year-old Travis was naked, bruised, reeking of alcohol. He'd apparently run his Pontiac Trans Am off the road and into construction barricades, scattering the cones.
July 15, 2012 |
Jason Kidd's arrival in New York appears to be getting off to a rough start. The veteran point guard, who signed with the New York Knicks last week, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after police said he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons early Sunday. The 39-year-old was released from a hospital after being treated for minor injuries before being arraigned on intoxicated driving charges, according to Southampton Town police. He later was released without bail.
June 21, 2011 |
"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn's death in a fiery crash when his Porsche ran into a forested area at high speed raised questions as to whether alcohol was involved. Though the toxicology results may not be released for weeks, Dunn apparently tweeted a photo of himself having a beer with friends shortly before he and passenger Zachary Hartwell died. Film critic Roger Ebert soon tweeted, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," which drew nasty responses from fans and friends. It's a sad story, and one that is all too common.