A superstar country singer was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of driving under the influence after what has been described as a single-car collision in Texas, TMZ.com reports.
Randy Travis — who had an arrest for alleged public intoxication earlier this year — reportedly was naked when officers arrived at the scene of the crash. He was arrested just before midnight and had minor cuts and bruises, according to the story.
Travis reportedly threatened to shoot and kill the officers working the case, leading to his being booked on the additional charge of “retaliation and obstruction,” a felony, the website says. He reportedly refused to take a breathalyzer test and instead had blood taken to determine his blood alcohol level.
The incident was handled by the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office. TMZ reported separately: "The GCSO tells us … officers received a call at 11:18 PM from a person who stated there was a man lying in the roadway. When cops arrived to the scene, they noticed Travis’ 1998 Pontiac Trans Am had driven off the road and slammed into several barricades in a construction zone."
The singer was released from custody this morning after posting $21,500 bail, the story reports.
The website notes: “It’s the singer’s 2nd arrest this year — back in February, Randy was busted for public intoxication for allegedly boozing in front of a Baptist church. According to the police report, Randy said he had just gotten into a fight with his girlfriend.”