Friday, December 21, 2012

Randy Travis Arrested

Country singer Randy Travis has been arrested after being found "drunk and naked" near a crashed car. Travis, who has sold more than 20m albums, was charged with DUI and could face further charges after allegedly threatening the cops.

In detail, Travis, 53, was found on Tuesday night after police were called to the scene in Tioga, Texas. According to NBC, the officers were responding to a 911 call from a clerk at a convenience store, who complained that a naked man had come in and tried to purchase cigarettes. The man reportedly became infuriated when the clerk asked how he would pay for the pack.

A little while later, another 911 report described a naked man lying by the side of the road. When officers arrived, they discovered Travis bruised and smelling of alcohol near to where a Pontiac Trans Am had crashed into a set of construction barricades.

According to
the LA Times, confronted by police Travis refused to take a breath test. When they insisted on taking him into the sheriff's office, Travis allegedly threatened to "shoot and kill the officers working the case". He was finally released on Wednesday morning, after posting bail of $21,500 (£13,700). The country singer was photographed leaving the station without any shoes.

Although the DUI charge is relatively minor, punishable by no more than six months in jail, Travis will have more to worry about if charged for his threats against the officers.... (That crime is considered a felony, with a penalty of up to six years in jail.)

It has to be noted that Travis was arrested in February this year, when he was found drunk outside a church in Sanger, Texas. He is also embroiled in divorce proceedings with Lib Hatcher, his wife of 19 years and his former manager.

The question is: "Do you think that Travis will be charged for his threats against the officers or he will simply get away with a DUI charge?"

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