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Tea Party Randy Travis Crashes Car
The Washington Post reported Randy Travis was arrested while naked and drunk when driving after he crashed his black Pontiac Trans Am and became combative with officers at the scene.
The country superstar Randy Travis, who gave a concert to draw Tea Party fans to an Iowa Straw Poll
banquet for Michele Bachmann, was arrested again, this time for DWI and for
threatening the highway patrolmen who arrested him.
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Earlier this year Travis was arrested for public intoxication. Last February CBS News reported that an officer arrested the 52-year-old singer and took him to a jail at 1:30 a.m, according to Denton County (Texas) Sheriff's Office spokesman. Authorities received a call about a suspicious vehicle parked outside a Baptist church in Sanger, about 20 miles from Tioga where the entertainer lives. Travis was found inside his car with an open bottle of wine and smelling of alcohol.
Tea Party Randy Travis visits FOX & Friends at FOX Studios on June 7, 2011 in New York City.
Tea Party Randy Travis Threatened Police
According to Fox News, "When police arrived at the scene around midnight, Travis was lying naked in the street, with his busted up 1998 Trans Am off on the side of the road in a pile of construction debris. Then, when police tried to get him into the squad car, he threatened to kill the troopers"
Records show Travis was booked in just before 4:30 a.m. on Wednesday on charges of DUI as well as Retaliation.
The Police Report
According to Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown, Travis's bond was set by a judge at the jail so there will not be an initial hearing yet. Brown says the case will probably end up in front of a grand jury and a hearing could be set in a couple of weeks.
The Grayson County Sheriff's Office released the following information:
"On August 7, 2012 the Grayson County Sheriff's Office (Sherman, Tx) received a 911 at call 11:18 p.m. The caller stated there was a man lying in the roadway on F.M. 922 at Clover Road just outside of Tioga, Texas.
Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to the scene. Randy Bruce Travis was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor) and Retaliation (felony).
According to the book-in sheet, Randy Travis was involved in a one vehicle accident. Travis had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication. Travis refused a blood and breath test; a search warrant was granted by a judge for a blood specimen, which was taken at a local hospital.
While Travis was being transported Travis made threats to shoot and kill the Troopers working the case. (Thus the Retaliation charge)
Randy Bruce Travis' was arrested for: Driving While Intoxicated – Bond set at $1,500.00, and Retaliation – Bond for that charge was set at $20,000.00"
According to the Sheriff's Office, Travis is expected to be released later today when his bond is made.
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