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Randy Travis expected to plead guilty to drunken driving Thursday

By: Allison Harris Email
By: Allison Harris Email

GRAYSON CO., TEXAS -- Country music star Randy Travis is set to appear in a Grayson County courtroom this afternoon, where prosecutors say he is expected to plead guilty to driving while intoxicated.

Travis was charged with DWI in Grayson County earlier this month, stemming from his August 2012 arrest.

Travis was arrested back in August for DWI and retaliation. Arresting troopers say Travis threatened them after finding him drunk and naked near his 1998 Pontiac Trans Am on FM 922 west of Tioga.

Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown says prosecutors are still investigating the retaliation charge.

Texas DPS says Travis's Trans Am had driven off the north side of the road, striking several barricades in a construction zone.

Travis refused all sobriety tests upon arrest. A search warrant was obtained and a blood specimen was taken. Test results have not yet been released by the Grayson County District Attorney's Office.

Travis was booked into the Grayson County Jail the night of his arrest and bonded out of jail the next morning.

Travis's attorney, John Nix, says Travis has been doing well since the incident and would like to get all of this behind him.

"His emotional state is exceptionally bright," Nix said.

Brown says Travis had a blood-alcohol content of greater than 0.15, making the DWI charge a Class A misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.

News 12 will be at his hearing Thursday afternoon. Stick with us for the latest developments.


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