Country Singer Randy Travis Really Needs to Stop Drinkingby 1 year ago
Getting “Randy Travis drunk.” TFM.
That should really be a thing. Except getting Randy Travis drunk would likely kill the average man. If you can survive it, though, you’ll be incoherent, threatening, and reckless. Oh, and you’ll be completely naked. Randy Travis had an interesting Tuesday night, which involved, well, getting “Randy Travis drunk.”
The sheriff’s office received an emergency call just before midnight Tuesday about a man seen lying in a road west of Tioga, where the singer lives.
A car registered to Travis, 53, drove off the road, said Tom Vinger, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The vehicle had struck several barricades in a construction zone, according to the DPS.
Vinger said Travis made threats against Texas Highway Patrol troopers and was not wearing clothes at the time of his arrest. He refused sobriety tests, Vinger said, so a blood specimen was taken.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Rickey Wheeler said Travis faces charges of retaliation or obstruction in addition to driving under the influence.
“Several barricades” implies more than two, doesn’t it? Travis plowed through a construction barricade, kept cruising, crashed through a second barricade, kept trucking, and drove through at least one more. After being naked arrested, thrown into the back of the cop car, refusing to cooperate or participate in a sobriety test, Travis wanted to get his money’s worth. Besides, those charges were some weak shit. He capped off an eventful evening with threatening to kill the officers with a gun.
Yo, RT. Remember that song, “Three Wooden Crosses” about the hooker, the preacher, and the legendary country singer that got naked drunk and plowed through a construction site? That shit was gold.
- [via CBS News]
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