Randy Travis Found Naked at Wreck

Singer Was Arrested, Charged With DWI After Threatening to Shoot and Kill Cops

Randy Travis was found naked and threatened to kill police officers after driving his car off the road around 11:30 p.m. on Tuesday (Aug. 7) near Tioga, Texas, according to The Associated Press.

Travis crashed his 1998 Pontiac Trans Am into barricades in a construction zone, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety said. A blood specimen was taken after Travis refused a sobriety test. A statement from the sheriff’s office said that Travis “had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication.”

Travis was alone at the scene of the accident. While he was being transported to jail, Travis “made threats to shoot and kill the troopers working the case,” according to the statement.

After posting a $21,500 bond, Travis was released from the Sherman County Jail on Wednesday morning. Blood results were pending, according to the AP. He was issued a paper suit at the jail.

Travis, who now lives near Tioga, Texas, also faces a charge of retaliation or obstruction.

In February, Travis was charged with public intoxication after being found in a parked car by a church in Sanger, Texas, about 20 miles from Tioga.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.