Domingo Ramirez Jr., Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Texas –
Country singer Randy Travis faces a charge of driving while intoxicated and retaliation against a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper after he was found naked at the scene of a wreck on a Grayson County road, authorities said Wednesday.
Travis, 53, was released Wednesday morning from the jail in Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas.
The country singer refused all sobriety tests, but a search warrant was obtained and a blood specimen was taken. Test results are pending.
The wreck occurred about 11:28 p.m. Tuesday on Farm Market 922 near Clover Road west of Tioga, which is Travis’s hometown.
According to DPS reports, Travis was driving a 1998 Pontiac Trans Am that went off the road and hit several barricades in a construction zone before coming to a stop.
Travis, who troopers noted showed signs of intoxication, was alone in the car at the time of the wreck, authorities said.
“He didn’t have any clothes on,” said DPS Trooper Mark Tackett on Wednesday.
At some point, Travis made threats against the troopers at the scene.
Grayson County authorities said that Travis threatened to shoot the officers, but no weapon was found.
At the Grayson County Jail in Sherman, Travis was issued a paper suit.
Grayson County Sheriff Keith Gary said Travis was treated just like anyone else who might be brought into the jail.
It is Travis’ second intoxication arrest this year in North Texas.
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.
This report contains information from The Associated Press and the Herald Democrat.