North Carolina native Randy Travis has had his second brush with the law of the year on alcohol related allegations. The singer was accused of an alcohol offense in February, after law enforcement found the musician sitting in his car with an open bottle of wine outside a church. Late Tuesday evening, law enforcement in Texas claims that a convenience store clerk called to report a naked man who tried to buy cigarettes at the store. The clerk says that the regular customer left in frustration because he did not have any pockets for cash or a wallet to pay for the smokes.
A short time later, police say a second caller reported a man lying in the street. Law enforcement reportedly arrived to find Travis, naked and bruised, near his crashed Trans Am in a construction zone. Police arrested Travis on suspicion of DWI. But the musician’s legal troubles deepened while troopers transported Travis after the DWI arrest.
Generally, law enforcement occasionally tacks on charges after a DWI investigation related to allegations of resisting arrest and similar claims. In the recent Randy Travis incident in Texas, law enforcement accuses the North Carolina native of threatening police officers. Authorities allege Travis threatened to shoot and kill the officers.
Law enforcement claims Travis refused to submit to an alcohol test after the DWI arrest. Authorities reportedly obtained a blood sample at an area hospital, purportedly under that state’s DWI and implied consent laws. The musician reportedly was released from jail on ,000 bond Wednesday morning.
Source: Los Angeles Times, “Randy Travis: Naked DWI arrest allegedly escalated with threats,” Christie D’Zurilla, Aug. 8, 2012