A lengthy five months after Randy was arrested, sans clothing, for driving while intoxicated, the country crooner has finally been charged by Sherman, TX prosecutors! Read on for all the details.
When Randy Travis was arrested on Aug. 7, it was one of those stories that was almost too crazy to believe: A country music icon is found lying in the middle of the road — completely naked — next to his crashed car. He then wanders into a convenience store looking for cigarettes before he is arrested for DWI. Cut to Jan. 11 — Randy, 53, has finally been formally charged by prosecutors in Sherman, TX with a DWI.
Randy’s attorney, Larry Friedman, confirmed to E! News that he was charged with one count of driving while intoxicated after toxicology tests found the singer to have had a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.15, nearly double the legal limit in Texas.
The DWI charge could land Randy a punishment of a maximum two-year jail sentence and a $4,000 fine. A separate possible charge of felony retaliation hangs over the crooner’s head for having allegedly threatened his arresting officers.
Larry told E! News that the drunk driving charge “is pretty usual for this type of situation,” but he has hope that he and the prosecutors will be able to work things out. “Randy has a lot of respect for law enforcement in Grayson [County.] He’s cooperating fully. He recognizes his situation and he is tending to his personal matters. And we will decide between now and the end of the month whether he pleads not guilty or agrees to another plea that involves rehabilitation,” he said.
It appears that Randy is making a pre-emptive strike at clean up his act. “He has begun a personal revitalization program. He’s on a three-hour-a-day exercise regimen with new diet and exercise. He’s completely off of alcohol,” Larry says. “He has recorded 31 new songs for an album that will be released in April. And he’s paying a lot of attention to his personal matters. We expect 2013 to be an extraordinary year for him. We’re also looking at a couple of movie scripts for him as well.”
Randy’s next court date hasn’t been announced, but we with him luck with a better 2013!
Are you surprised by how long it took for Randy to be charged in this situation, HollywoodLifers?
— Billy Nilles
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