Is this the kind of person the Republican National Convention Respects?
unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be getting any better. The country
star is behind bars for the second time in 2012, after an arrest on
suspicion of driving while intoxicated--and naked--Tuesday night in Texas.
Travis was picked up by the cops for public intoxication earlier this
year, but the circumstances surrounding this arrest appear considerably
more serious. A report from TMZ broke
the news that the singer had crashed his car close to midnight near his
hometown of Tioga, was found lying in the road nude at the scene, and
verbally threatened the officer who arrived to investigate.
Local news KTEN confirmed the
details, and Grayson County police released a report including
information that Travis refused to cooperate with a blood or breath
test, as well as made "threats to shoot and kill" the officers
He was charged Wednesday with a felony of "retaliation" for his
alleged aggression toward the officer, as well as the expected DWI. Bond
is set at $20k and $1500.00, respectively, for the two charges.
Travis's previous arrest was in early February, when he was found
parked in front of a church with an open bottle of wine. The star--who
claimed first he had been fighting with a girlfriend, then said he was
celebrating Super Bowl Sunday--was charged with a misdemeanor and
released a few hours later.
In addition to his problems with the law, Travis has been grappling
with his ex-wife and former manager Elizabeth, whom he divorced in 2010
after 20 years of marriage. The couple fired off dueling lawsuits against each other in April and May--Elizabeth's claiming breach of contract, Randy's accusing sabotage of his career.
There was no immediate comment from Travis's camp on his most recent
arrest as of Wednesday morning. The singer has tour dates scheduled
starting August 17, as well as a benefit performance for a veterans'
charity at Tampa's Republican National Convention August 29.
If you have notice, lots of these right wing performers are really screwing up. Hank Jr, and Ted Nugent and now
Randy Travis. These are the kinds of people the Right support?....violent alcoholics... to play at their National Convention shows?