Randy Travis arrested naked and drunk

Updated: Aug 09, 2012, 14:37 PM IST

London: Country singer Randy Travis was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, after he reportedly crashed his car and was found naked at the scene.

He had been previously arrested in February for public intoxication.

Grayson County Sheriff’s Office said that on Tuesday that they responded to a report of a man seen lying in a road near Tioga, Texas, where Travis lives.

Travis threatened to kill arresting officers and refused to take sobriety tests, Texas officials said.

Tom Vinger, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said a blood sample was taken from him instead.

The 53-year-old singer began his career in the mid-1980s and has won seven Grammys and several Country Music Association awards.

In Tuesday’s incident, a car registered in his name drove off the road, striking several barricades in a construction zone.

Sergeant Rickey Wheeler of Grayson County said that he would also face charges of retaliation or obstruction.

“Travis had a strong odour of alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication,” the BBC quoted sheriff’s office as saying in a statement.

He added that Travis made “threats to shoot and kill the troopers working the case” while he was being transported.

On Wednesday, Travis signed a 21,500-dollar bond, and left jail wearing a clinical overall and no shoes.