Randy Travis arrested for public intoxication

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

SANGER, Texas (AP) - Country singer Randy Travis has apologized after being arrested on a charge of public intoxication outside a North Texas church.

Denton County sheriff's spokesman Tom Reedy says police in the town of Sanger arrested Travis early Monday after spotting a vehicle parked in front of a church and finding an open bottle of wine and Travis smelling of alcohol.

Reedy says Travis, whose hits include "Forever and Ever, Amen," was brought to the Denton County jail about 1:30 a.m. and released six hours later.

The singer, who lives in the small town of Tioga near Sanger, apologized in a statement to The Associated Press "for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl."

Travis, who launches a concert tour Friday, says he's "committed to being responsible and accountable."

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  • by TRACY Location: SHERMAN on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:41 AM
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      by Rick on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:22 PM in reply to TRACY
      read again lol public intox is a far cry from dui or dwi
  • by me Location: here on Feb 10, 2012 at 11:54 AM
    just leave him alone he is human a a hottie :)
  • by Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 10:18 AM
    In reading what I've written, I just want to say that I DO appreciate good police officers. I think we give them far too much power over citizens many times and when you find an officer that doesn't abuse that power but uses common sense and compassion to implement his power for the good of the community, that just makes them all the more remarkable.
  • by Re: Anonymous on Feb 9, 2012 at 03:28 AM
    We decide by the totality of the circumstances. In other words each case is unique but it comes down to your demeanor and actions and the environment in which we come across you in. Since you want to lump a majority of law enforcement together and generalize that they are bad I will do the same with individuals like yourself that can't acknowledge their wrong doing and blame others for everything. Most of the people I have dealt with in alcohol related offenses tell me they had "one or two beers" and in reality they've had several more than that or leave out the other drinks they've had besides beer. As far as this incident you speak about you lost me and I'm not too concerned about it personally because that is not the topic at hand. I was just pointing out how when a story comes out like this that is missing all the details immediately people jump to the conclusion that the cops are crooked and wrong. I will give you just like in any other profession we have a few bad apples. However, I think if you were to take everyone with a negative opinion towards law enforcement and then take a look at their past, at some point a majority of them have had a brush with the law and refuse to admit they did wrong. Everyone wants to talk about how Mr. Travis pulled over because he realized he had too much to drink but conveniently forget that he chanced it in the first place.
  • by here Location: gone on Feb 8, 2012 at 08:52 AM
    and why is he on kxii who cares if Randy Travis was arrested how many other sherman people got arrested for being drunk dont see their pics on the news
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      by get a grip on Feb 10, 2012 at 01:08 PM in reply to here
      Price of fame, no one cares about joe blow. I like the snarl in the photo. grawllllllllll
  • by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 01:59 PM
    So how do you police officers judge whether or not a person has lost 'normal' use of faculties due to drugs (or alcohol if you make a distinction)? You don't do sobriety tests, you don't use a breathalyzer, so what passes for evidence to support your subjective analysis worthy of taking a person's liberty? Whether or not you need a warm cup of coffee or want to swing by the jail to chat up that hot dispatcher some more? Yes, I did have a run in with the law that left me rather cynical. I actually had 'only one beer', partially consumed in my hand on private property, but because I had the right to be there and didn't feel like explaining myself, I got to observe some of our finest bird dogging a 17 year old employee for a couple of hours before the officer came to his senses and realized he had arrested the wrong guy who had some notion of his civil rights. I know that was an anomaly, but let's not pretend that all officers are of the highest integrity and professionalism. Many of them don't particularly like the fact that the great unwashed have rights and aren't subject to the whims of bored police officers.
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      by Trashy Leroy on Feb 8, 2012 at 05:33 PM in reply to
      Very well said Anonymous. Trashy Leroy is giving you a soft, but well deserved "golf clap".
  • by Re: John Q on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:43 AM
    You have proven you can read however you are obviously not a lawyer or a police officer, or at least not a good one. First off if you blow under a .08 you can still be legally intoxicated. Read the law a little closer next time. If you have lost the normal use of your mental or physical faculties due to alcohol or drugs then your are intoxicated. Second, very very rarely do we issue "sobriety tests", a.k.a. SFSTs, on a PI. Third, your use of "usually" in reference to us cutting a ticket and releasing to a sober person is also wrong. "Usually" if we have a sober party to release them too then we just release them. If not we "usually" arrest them which is the case about 9 times out of 10. If the Sanger Officer wanted to be a harda** about it he could've charged him with DWI because it sounds like he was behind the wheel of the car. The story doesn't say whether or not they tried to call someone and who knows maybe Mr. Travis was intoxicated to the point they couldn't work with him. Bottomline Mr. John Q you don't know all the facts and Mr. Travis isn't denying he was intoxicated so why would you be? Oh let me guess you have had a brush with the law a time or two and instead of accepting responsibility you blame the police.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 12:35 PM in reply to Re: John Q
      John Q is right, all this cop wanted to do is like anonymous said get his 10 minutes of fame, I wouldn't be surprised he is the one that called KXII and had them do the story. He was not drunk and he was not driving. Some cops need to stop acting like they are the know it all and do what they are suppose to do on their job
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      by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 02:02 PM in reply to Re: John Q
      He must not have been wasted if they only had him a couple of hours and he still took a pretty nice mug shot. That would make a nice album cover...
  • by MW Location: VA on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:19 AM
    So he was a sanger and was arrested in Sanger?
  • by John Q Location: Texoma on Feb 7, 2012 at 08:32 AM
    This only news because Sanger wanted to make the arrest for publicity. By law in Texas in order for an officer to make an arrest for PI you must appear in a public place and be a danger to yourself or others. Normally the offender is issued a citation because this offense is classified as a fine only offense and released to a sober adult. Arresting the offender is a last resort as once they are booked into the county or city jail they are released after a few hours with time served. No fine paid and no other penalty can be assessed. And PI does NOT mean you are drunk. It only means the officer noticed the odor of alcohol and saw a bottle of wine. I fail to read anywhere in this newscast where the officer had Mr. Travis take any field sobriety test or had him blow in the roadside portable breath test to determine if he was actually at or above the .08 limit for intoxication. I he was under the .08 reading then under Texas law he was not intoxicated.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 7, 2012 at 11:10 AM in reply to John Q
      John, I actually agree with you for once. This was absolutely for no other reason than to give some $10-an-hour policeman his 10 minutes of fame. It's too bad people like Travis choose to live here among mostly decent people and then get this impression of our area thanks to some small-town rent-a-cop.
  • by Jethro Location: Whitesboro on Feb 7, 2012 at 07:51 AM
    I heard Channel 12 say he had a RANCH in TIOGA, Anyone know where it is? I'd like to leave him a jug by the mail box.
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