Country singer Randy Travis arrested for DWI, retaliation

Randy Travis // Grayson County Sheriff's Office Photo

Country singer Randy Travis has been charged with driving while intoxicated in North Texas.

The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Travis was being jailed without bond Wednesday pending an appearance before a judge in Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas.

Sgt. Rickey Wheeler says Travis also faces a charge of retaliation or obstruction. Wheeler had no details on that count.

Wheeler says a Texas trooper arrested Travis around midnight Tuesday near Tioga, where the entertainer lives.

A Travis representative did not immediately reply to a message Wednesday from The Associated Press.

Travis in February was charged with public intoxication after being spotted in a vehicle parked in front of a church in Sanger, about 20 miles from Tioga.


On August 7, 2012 the Grayson County Sheriff TMs Office (Sherman, Tx) received a 911 at call 11:18 p.m. The caller stated there was a man lying in the roadway on F.M. 922 at Clover Road just outside of Tioga, Texas.

Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers responded to the scene. Randy Bruce Travis was arrested for Driving While Intoxicated (misdemeanor) and Retaliation (felony).

According to the book-in sheet, Randy Travis was involved in a one vehicle accident. Travis had a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication. Travis refused a blood and breath test; a search warrant was granted by a judge for a blood specimen, which was taken at a local hospital.

While Travis was being transported Travis made threats to shoot and kill the Troopers working the case. (Thus the Retaliation charge)

Randy Bruce Travis TM was arrested for:Driving While Intoxicated " Bond set at $1,500.00Retaliation " Bond set at $20,000.00

Any questions related to the accident, the threats or the DWI case can be referred to the Department of Public Safety, Sherman, Texas.

Randy Bruce Travis TM mug shot is attached.

Travis is expected to be released later today when his bond is made.