A heavily intoxicated Randy Travis was arrested Tuesday night after police found him lying on a Texas highway with bruises and cuts.
Just before midnight, police received two 911 calls. The first was from a convenience store clerk who reported that a naked man entered the store asking for cigarettes, but left frustrated after he was questioned about how he planned to pay for them. A short time later, another 911 call came in reporting a man lying on the roadway.
When police arrived they found Travis lying naked near his vehicle, smelling of alcohol with numerous bruises and cuts. They also found his 1998 Trans Am had been driven of the road into some construction barricades. Travis refused to take a blood alcohol test, but had blood drawn later at the hospital.
Travis was placed under arrest and once in the back of the patrol car he threatened “to shoot and kill” the officers working on his case.
Travis was charged with DWI, retaliation, which carries a penalty of 10 years in jail. He was released Wednesday on $21,500 bond wearing paper scrubs police gave him.
This is the second unusual alcohol-related arrest for Travis this year. In February, he was arrested outside for public-intoxication outside of local church. At the time of this arrest he had an open bottle of wine in the front seat of his Trans Am.
Had Travis not threatened the police, a DUI attorney could have helped him reduce the DWI charges or at least get plea for a lesser sentence.