An allegedly naked Randy Travis was arrested on suspicion of DUI in Texas last night after the country singer was involved in a single car accident. The arrest was sadly not so surprising as Travis had been previously arrested earlier this year on another alcohol-related charge when he was cited for public intoxication standing in front of a church. However, the details of this most recent arrest are quite shocking. Witnesses say Travis was buck naked at the accident scene, and officers say Travis also threatened them with violence.
Travis refused sobriety tests, so a blood specimen was taken, the results of which are pending. During the naked arrest, he was charged with driving while intoxicated. Travis posted $21,500 bond this morning and released by the judge pending a future court appearance. The 53-year-old singer also faces charges of retaliation or obstruction, as Travis allegedly threatened to “shoot and kill” the arresting officers as he was being taken to jail. Travis suffered minor cuts and bruises in the accident. Maybe he bumped his head too, as that could explain why he would allegedly strip down and threaten the cop.
In Texas, it is a third degree felony to threaten harm to a police officer during arrest. By comparison, had Travis kept his mouth shut and merely resisted arrest by kicking and pushing, he would likely only have faced a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest. If convicted of a third degree felony, Travis could possibly face between two and 10 years in jail.
Randy Travis’ naked DUI arrest serves as a reminder that drivers can face a variety of other charges as a consequence of alleged drunken driving. If you injure someone, you could face very serious assault charges. And stripping naked and acting like a fool doesn’t help you either, as you could face felony obstruction charges.
If you have recently been arrested for DUI in Arizona and would like to speak with an experienced Phoenix DUI defense lawyer, please give Alcock and Associates a call today at 602-989-5000. The consultation is always free and we would be more than happy to speak with you.