Randy Travis charged with DWI from August incident


A charge of driving while intoxicated was filed in Grayson County Court-at-Law No.1 Wednesday against country music singer Randy Bruce Travis.

A statement from the Grayson County District Attorney’s Office said the charges filed this week arise from the Aug. 7 incident in which Travis was involved in a traffic accident in western Grayson County.

Reports from the time of the incident show that Travis was booked into the Grayson County Jail by Texas Department of Public Safety troopers after they found Travis near the scene of a wreck at Hwy. 922 and Clover Road, just outside of Tioga. Travis was naked and officers said he refused blood and breath tests. The officers also alleged that Travis threatened to shoot them.

The charge filed this week alleges that Travis had a blood-alcohol content of greater than 0.15, making the charge a class a misdemeanor, punishable by up to two years in jail and a $4,000 fine.

“The case has taken some time because of blood tests that have been completed by both the prosecution and the defense,” said Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown in the statement. “The parties have also been actively negotiating on resolving the case, and we anticipate that we will resolve the matter in a short time period. The filing of this charge allows us to get the case into court, in order to finalize the case as soon as we can.”

Brown said Travis was also arrested for a felony charge of retaliation. That charge has not been filed at this point, but remains under investigation. No court setting on the newly filed case has been scheduled. A preliminary hearing will be scheduled in the coming days.