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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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76.

Nancy    


Poor Randy....always liked the guy. He has an alcohol problem...like millions ! He's lucky he didn't kill himself or others ! This country makes such a big deal about Meical Marijuana...statistics show CLEARLY that alcohol is a MAJOR killer...along with tobacco....but Govm't makes too much $$$ off of alcohol/tobacco sales...so who's the REAL criminal here....seriously !

705 days ago
77.

Jody    

Wow, what the hell is going on in this guy's life? Is he having money problems that are making him want to drink. His car is pretty old for someone who is a wealthy singer. There is nothing wrong with driving an old car, but it just sounds like something else is on this guy's mind.

705 days ago
78.

chloelee29    

This is not good; I'm thinking he is a real live alcoholic now and isn't going to able to get himself out of it without a long term live-in treatment program. It's a shame, he had a nice career at one point.

705 days ago
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Randy Stubbs    

Well, this isn't his first time DWI. It amazes me how these people seem to make a great sum of money but they are so unhappy that they have to do drugs or drink their sorrows away. Maybe they need to work a blue collar job for awhile just to realize how good they have life, unlike people that live to make it to the next pay check. Get some help Randy. You need it.

705 days ago
80.

Randy Stubbs    

Well, this isn't his first time DWI. It amazes me how these people seem to make a great sum of money but they are so unhappy that they have to do drugs or drink their sorrows away. Maybe they need to work a blue collar job for awhile just to realize how good they have life, unlike people that live to make it to the next pay check. Get some help Randy. You need it.

705 days ago
81.

Joe    

I'll bet he turns this into a hit single!

705 days ago
82.

Randy Stubbs    

Well, this isn't his first time DWI. It amazes me how these people seem to make a great sum of money but they are so unhappy that they have to do drugs or drink their sorrows away. Maybe they need to work a blue collar job for awhile just to realize how good they have life, unlike people that live to make it to the next pay check. Get some help Randy. You need it.

705 days ago
83.

Susan    

It never ceases to amaze me that people with the financial means to go to rehab, get therapy, sit by a pool and live off your financial success continue to self destruct?!

705 days ago
84.

Cigary    

What a D Bag...this guy has talent and wastes his life trying to find happiness in the bottle. Lately he's doing religious movies...what a hypocrite. Tie a knot at the bottom of that rope Randy...you're about to go the way of other celebrities.

705 days ago
85.

Beandog    

I was at the show in Fort Worth when he fell off the stage at a fund raiser. He was totally #@$@ faced. Fell face forward off the stage. Not surprised.

705 days ago
86.

Blim Jameson    

He might have an alcohol problem, yes, but nakedness seems to be the number one indicator of bath salts.

Side note: 1998 Trans Am? You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the boy.

705 days ago
87.

Genjerleigh    

Wonder if he can really be held accountable for threats he made while drunk and not in his right mind?

705 days ago
88.

Cory Phillips    

HEY Don't Blame RT. Maybe he was listening to some of his own music.
Look Heart, No Hands.....
Hard Rock Bottom of my Heart....
Before You Kill Us All....
(last but not least)
Wonder if "A Better Class of Loosers" suits him fine now...

705 days ago
89.

Encouraged    

Oh that Randy!!!

705 days ago
90.

ShrinkWrap    

He "seemed" like a really nice guy until I met him. He was a drunken perv with a sense of self entitlement. That attitude along with fame= disaster.

705 days ago
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