Randy’s naked DWI arrest from August of 2012 has landed the country singer a whopping six months in jail, though chances he will have to serve any time are slim! Read on for all the details.
Though it may have taken five months for Randy Travis to be formally charged with a DWI on Jan. 11 after he was arrested in Sherman, TX for driving while intoxicated on Aug. 7, the sentencing from his guilty plea has been much swifter. On Jan. 31, the country singer was sentenced to 180 days in jail.
Randy, 53, plead guilty to the misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated on Jan. 31, TMZ reports. According to the Grayson County District Attorney, though he received the 180 day jail sentence, it’s been probated for two years — which means if he can manage to stay out of trouble in that time, he’ll also stay out of jail. He’s also been ordered to pay a $2,000 fine.
The website further reports that Randy will have to check in to an inpatient alcohol facility for a minimum of 30 days and serve 100 hours of community service. Regarding future driving privileges, the crooner must install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he drives for two years. The device measures the blood alcohol level of the driver and will not allow the car to start is there is any alcohol registered.
The DWI charge was punishable by a maximum of two years in jail and a $4,000 fine.
Randy Travis’ Official DWI Charge
When Randy was formally charged, his lawyer, Larry Friedman, spoke with E! News and confirmed that the singer was found to have had a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.15, which is nearly double the legal limit in the state of Texas.
Larry also said that Randy was cooperating fully. “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.
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- Sam Donaldson Arrested For Drunk Driving
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