“Now, you may think I’m talkin’ foolish. You’ve heard that I’m wild and I’m free…” And who says country lyrics are devoid of honesty?
Randy Travis, contemporary country living legend, was found naked in the middle of a Texas road, intoxicated, having escaped from his 1998 Pontiac TransAm, after crashing it into a road barricade. When police arrived at the scene, Travis refused to take a breathalyzer test and proceeded to yell and curse at the officers. He allegedly even threatened to shoot and kill the officers who were placing him under arrest. Naked. I did mention that, yes?
This is the second alcohol related arrest for Travis this year. The first was a mere public intoxication charge, after he was found drunk, in front of a local Baptist church’s building. This one…eh…the charges are far more severe, including felony counts of retaliation and obstruction. The singer-actor was released from prison earlier today, after posing for this most memorable of mug shots–complete with black smock to cover his nudity–and after posting $21,500 for bond.
Those who are fans of the popular country artist are well aware that Randy and his wife divorced in 2010. Since then, it has seemed a struggle for Travis to get his life together, and begin progressing in a positive direction. Hopefully someone can extend the helping hand, and hopefully, after this incident, Travis will see that he needs to take it.