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Randy Travis

Threatened to SHOOT, KILL ... Cops Say

8/8/2012 8:11 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Randy Travis threatened to shoot and kill the troopers who arrested him for drunk driving last night ... this according to the Grayson County Sheriff's Office.

The GCSO tells us ... officers received a call at 11:18 PM from a person who stated there was a man lying in the roadway.  When cops arrived to the scene, they noticed Travis' 1998 Pontiac Trans Am had driven off the road and slammed into several barricades in a construction zone.

Travis was initially arrested for DWI -- but once he was inside the cop car, officials say the singer threatened to "shoot and kill the Troopers working the case."

As we previously reported, Travis was NAKED ... and rode bareback while he was being transported to the station.

When he arrived to the jail, cops gave Travis a shirt to wear for his mug shot ... and a paper suit to cover his man parts.

Travis is sporting a black eye and cuts in his mug shot -- injuries we're told he suffered when he crashed his car into the construction zone. 

Travis was charged with DWI and retaliation for making the threats. Travis is currently in custody.

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8:45 AM PT -- Randy has been released from custody after posting $21,500 bail.

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Chrissy200999    

As a fan of randy travis for 25 years now I am highly diappointed in him. I have been to his concerts twice and I think it was about 7 years ago I went to a concert and pre party. My husband paid $75 for each ticket. Randy Travis as supposed to make an appearance but because they were serving wine and beer he decided not to show because as a christian he didn't wanna be anywhere near alcohol. I am disappointed in him. He needs to get his act together.

720 days ago
317.

Jack    

.......Hell, Randy look like he's just drinkin' soda pop when it comes to Country Singers like George Jones!

720 days ago
318.

zzyzx    

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Clear Vote .

The punishment should fit the crime. He went off the road and suffered bodily injuries. That's enough. He didn't hurt anyone else.

As for the old he "COULD have" argument ... well, let's say you are completely sober, and if you choose to get behind the wheel of your personal vehicle to drive to work when you "COULD have" taken a bus, subway, or walked, well then you COULD HAVE KILLED SOMEONE! It has been proven that only half of auto accidents are alcohol related. Only half! So it's a 50-50 chance that if you drink alcohol you will be involved in an accident, and it is also a 50-50 chance that if you DON'T drink alcohol you will be involved in an accident.

Plus, alcohol is much more fun and makes many many drivers much more careful because of the severe penalties. MOST people take more chances when they are sober than when they are drunk, due to the punishment involved if caught while driving drunk. But, in the whole scope of things, drunk drivers are normally the most safest BECAUSE they have a fear of being caught. And HOW is driving ANGRY, or while deep in thought, or talking to a passenger less dangererous than being paranoid while intoxicated and obeying EVERY law because you are AFRAID of getting caught? I contend that perhaps MORE people should drink and drive. It might just make our roads safer!

720 days ago
319.

DonnaRae    

He is a regular on Rev John Hagee's, and I also think he does a Mike Huckabee's once in a while too. They both should can him!!!!!

720 days ago
320.

Carla    

isn't Travis a member of John Hagee's church? I could be wrong.

720 days ago
321.

Dave    

Come on Randy let's get it right. You need a lot more Jesus. What goes in comes out. You know that . You sing it in your Christian music. Stop being a disappointment to your fans and to your Savior. I know you can do it. I know you can get it right with the help from above. Now show the rest of the world you can.

720 days ago
322.

Zostar    

How unusual. A country singer with an alcohol issue. Maybe he can join Mel Gibson in a 12-step program.

720 days ago
323.

Rae Sanborn    

Well Randy! You're a good singer, but a lousy drunk! You did the crime(s) so now, hopefully, you will do the time -- just like anyone else!

720 days ago
324.

Jack    

Old Randy looks like he's drinkin' soda pop when it comes to being a Country singers that drinks, Now you take George Jones.......that's a guy that did some Real Drinkin' in His Day!

720 days ago
325.

sunflower62    

He's human like the rest of us...We make mistakes, we don't hit the headlines...He's so talented...When did any of you see him in concert?? I figured as much...
Stop throwing stones until you clean off your own door step...JMO

720 days ago
326.

zzyzx    

AA is a DISGUSTING organization. Only 4 out of the 12 steps make any sense at all. #'s 4, 8, 9, and 10. Although step #'s 8 & 9 could really be grouped as 1 step, so it's virtually 3 ideas ... THREE out of TWELVE that are helpful! SIX out of the twelve, yes HALF of them are downright HARMFUL!

720 days ago
327.

mike sokolow    

Just another white trash hillbilly incident, so what else is new??

720 days ago
328.

JOHN    

MR TRAWICK WOULD BE SAD, I KNEW HIS DAD....

720 days ago
329.

James    

we all mess up those of us that drink i use to in my younger days movie and music stars are no diffrent than us were all human hes forgiven so move on with life instead of dwelling on the negative

720 days ago
330.

Emil    

ah there is nothing wrong with liqour, beer or wine,, common sense tell ya you can't handle something leave it alone,, I bet you can't get drunk enough to go out and call Mike Tyson a kitty cat,, but yet RT has a problem too much boooze well lets him drink somr of it,, maybe he wont be in so much trouble rite,,,

720 days ago
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