Randy Travis intoxicated (Country Singer In Trouble Once Again)
For the second time in less than three weeks and for the third time in 2012, country singer Randy Travis has once again run afoul of the law in Texas. Suburban Dallas police ticketed the 53-year old crooner for simple assault after an incident
in a church parking lot Thursday night in Plano.
Apparently Travis became involved in a dispute between an estranged couple in the parking lot of Preston Wood Baptist Church and was given a citation that according to officials is similar to a traffic ticket.
Travis was not taken into custody, and reportedly alcohol was not a factor in the incident.
A familiar Problem
Earlier this month Travis was arrested for DWI.
Grayson County police responded to a call at 11:18 p.m. alerting them to a man, later identified as Travis, found lying on the street in Tioga, Texas.
Upon arriving at the secene police determined that Travis had been involved in an accident and that he had been drinking.
E! reports Travis refused a blood and breath test and allegedly threatened to shoot and kill officers while he was being transported.
People reports that he is currently in police custody, although no other vehicles were involved.
This isn’t the first time the county singer has had troubles with the law.
Following an afternoon and evening of Superbowl festivities In Feburary, Travis was arrested for suspicion of public intoxication as he headed for home.
The incident occurred in the early morning in the town of Sanger, around 50 miles from Dallas, Texas, following a tip phoned in to local police. The caller reported a suspicious car parked outside of the First Baptist Church of Sanger.
When officers arrived to investigate, they found Travis sitting in his car in front of the church, disoriented, slurring his words and smelling strongly of alcohol. Travis told officers that he was heading for his ranch, located 20 miles from Sanger.
Travis was arrested and booked at the Denton County jail at 1:30 a.m. Monday, then released a short time later.
The singer issued a public apology for his behavior, stating that he is committed to being responsible and accountable, and that he is sorry for his actions.
“I apologize for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl,” Travis said in a statement released after his February arrest. “I’m committed to being responsible and accountable, and apologize for my actions.”