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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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31.

mannequin    

98 Trans Am. Enough said.

621 days ago
32.

Dirtybutt    

I heard that he was leaning over on one leg trying to fart when he lost control of the car and it went through the baracades. I think his chronic farting is more of a problem than his drinking. Close friends say he lets loose of several per hour. Around the clock.

621 days ago
33.

Lynne    

I agree with the black folks posting here. I am white upper middle class and I think, if he had been black, he would have been shot.

621 days ago
34.

MAYBEITSYOU    

It's one of those funny on one hand, but really sad that his life has come to that point, on the other. We've all seen people whose lives get out of their control but... it's really all based on their own bad choices. Bad marriages or in this case drinking can ruin people's lives but in the end only he can fix it. Great voice , very talented, overall a shame.

621 days ago
35.

Glen    

Sounds like great material for a new Country song

621 days ago
36.

Kitty Angel    

Sorry to hear this! Have always followed his career and enjoyed his music. Get help and feel better soon Randy.

621 days ago
37.

kim    

Texas has gotta be the WORST place to threaten law enforcement with a gun. As if we're not all gun toting bandits to begin with, that just makes his "threat" all the more real

621 days ago
38.

Joey    

IF YOU WERE MARRIED TO THE OLD HAG THAT HE IS MARRIED TO YOU WOULD PROBABLY DO THA SAME THING

621 days ago
39.

lakota6020    

It is so very sad to see talanted people distroy themselves.

621 days ago
40.

Linda Moore    

Very sad! He really needs help, hope this latest incident will open his eyes.

621 days ago
41.

jaymetal    

This is really kind of sad. I'm not a big country fan, but i always thought Randy expressed the country style perfectly. I had no idea how perfect. Only thing he was not doing while naked in the street was taking the family car, taking the dog and kissing the kids as he left the home. Now, he gets nothing back. Even the house is gone and so lives another country song. Randy get your act together! You're pathetic and could of killed an innocent person(s) acting all stupid! I'm shamed for you!

621 days ago
42.

elysummers    

He's always been a hot head. I have no sympathy for him. Quit drinking Randy, you're no good at it.

621 days ago
43.

ROD C.    

RANDY NEEDS BIG TIME PROFESSIONAL HELP.THE JUDGE SHOULD GIVE HIM A CHOICE.JAIL OR REHAH!!!!!!!!

621 days ago
44.

IceGypsy    

Hopefully the courts force this man into rehab before he kills himself or someone else.

621 days ago
45.

Christy    

Oh Nooooo! He was naked AND driving a midlife crisis car??? The only thing missing is the hooker.

621 days ago
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