Randy Travis is accused of threatening a police officer during his arrest late Tuesday in North Texas on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after crashing his car.
The country star, whose hits include “Honky Tonk Moon” and “Forever and Ever, Amen,” has been charged with DWI and “retaliation or obstruction,” the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office announced. A spokesman tells TMZ that Travis threatened to “shoot and kill the Troopers working the case,” resulting in the felony retaliation charge.
A Texas trooper made the arrest around midnight near the singer’s home in Tioga, about an hour north of Dallas. Travis was reportedly naked at the scene and covered in minor cuts and bruises. He sports a black eye in his official booking photo — shirt provided by the police.
After refusing to take a breathalyzer test, the naked singer was loaded into a police cruiser where he reportedly threatened the arresting officer.
Travis was held until 10:45 a.m. CT, when he posted $21,500 bail.
In February, Travis was arrested and charged with public intoxication after he was found in his car in front of a Baptist church in Sanger, about 20 miles from his home.
In police cruiser footage from that arrest, Travis was asked if he’d been drinking. “Yes, sir, I have,” he admitted. “But I am not driving, as you can see.”