Dashcam of Randy Travis' Grayson County arrest released

Maricruz Casares
Diciembre 7, 2017

The 2012 footage of Randy's arrest was released Monday after a federal judge denied the country singer's request to keep it private.

After a long legal battle, officials in Texas have released the dashcam video that shows country musician Randy Travis during a 2012 drunk driving arrest. However, it wasn't your typical arrest - he was naked at the scene and became combative with police, saying things like he wanted to shoot the officers who had arrested him and wished that they would get cancer.

In August 2012, Travis was found naked and verbally combative after crashing his auto just west of Tioga, Texas.

The statement continued: "Randy is deeply apologetic for his actions that evening".

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Troopers say a blood alcohol sample showed he was twice the legal limit. A man of integrity with a good heart, Randy does not and will never condone these types of actions that distort the true beliefs of Randy Travis and his entire family.

In January 2013, Travis pleaded guilty to DWI and received two years probation, a $2,000 fine, and a 180-day suspended jail sentence; all other charges were dropped. He later told a trooper "I pray to God that [the trooper] will have a cancerous growth that infects his bones and every part of his body". In an interview earlier this year, the singer, who flatlined three times after his stroke and now uses a wheelchair, described himself as "damaged". Travis' wife, Mary Davis-Travis, also started a Change.org petition to garner support against releasing the video, arguing that it shows the singer in the midst of a health crisis and should not be shown due to health privacy reasons.

The Country Music Hall of Fame singer and Grammy victor ushered in a wave of neo-traditional singers like Alan Jackson, Clint Black and Brooks in the 1990s and had hits with songs like "Forever And Ever, Amen".

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