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Randy Travis

Cited in Church Fight

'Extremely Intoxicated'

8/24/2012 8:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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2:00 PM PT -- Travis had "bloodshot" eyes and torn clothing following the incident ... this according to the police report.

11:38 AM PT --
A source close to Randy tells TMZ, the singer was NOT drunk, nor had he been drinking. The source says Randy's fiancee and her estranged husband were arguing over visitation of their son and things got violent ... so Randy jumped in.

7:45 AM PT --
The Plano Police Department tells TMZ ... Travis was cited for simple assault. We're told officials believe Randy was the primary aggressor.

Cops say ... there was a "family argument" taking place between a man and a woman ... and Randy got involved.

Randy's lawyer, Larry Friedman, tells TMZ ... the woman in the argument is Randy's fiancee, who was arguing with her estranged husband ... when Randy entered the situation. 

Friedman says, "Randy Travis was the only man that came to the rescue ... fortunately even today chivalry is not dead”

Another man was also involved in the fight, but cops say it wasn't the husband.

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More trouble for Randy Travis ... TMZ has learned the embattled singer was involved in a FIGHT in a church parking lot in Texas early this morning.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... cops responded to the church around 1 AM after receiving a tip about two men fighting in the parking lot.

We're told Travis was taken to the hospital after the fight. One source tells us Randy appeared to be "extremely intoxicated."

We're told the fight was over a girl.

Travis has had serious problems with alcohol -- he was arrested for DWI earlier this month after cops say they found the singer naked at the scene of a car crash.

And Travis was busted for public intoxication back in February after cops say he was hammered in a different church parking lot.

Attempts to reach Travis were unsuccessful.

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136.

gwenda brewer    

I met Randy. He's a wonderful person. He is so down to earth and loves people. He obviously has a drinking problem and hopefully he is seeking help for it. If any of you critics had met him, you wouldn't be badmouthing him; instead you would be on board encouraging him to get help.

684 days ago
137.

drowning.in.a.towel    

My idol! I love you Randy!

684 days ago
138.

annejabby    

Randy Travis is a "timebomb" and should
be in rehab. I wish someone in his Family
would conduct an intervention..he is such
a great performer, it is sad to see him
struggling. Someone, please help him !!!!!

684 days ago
139.

annejabby    

Randy Travis is a clicking "time bomb" and needs
help. Where is his family????? A supportive( family)
Team can do an intervention with a Professional.
I am affraid this amazing singer will "fade out" if
no one helps him.

684 days ago
140.

Genial     

He must have heard some of his own hillbilly music!

684 days ago
141.

ed baggett    

What's wrong ? Has fame gone to his head ? Maybe some prison time will straighten him out !

684 days ago
142.

keepinitrealincali    

What is it with Randy and churches???????

684 days ago
143.

supermom    

Hot mess!

684 days ago
144.

JOJO    

Randy have a drink and calm the F down....

684 days ago
145.

Brian    

Must be gathering data for his next song (.I,m DRUNK and NAKED AGAIN !!!)

684 days ago
146.

fernzee    

yup when a person is down kick him in the teeth..
some of these comments make me sick

684 days ago
147.

Elizabeth Alan    

Alcohol is a socially accepted drug. It is a worldwide epidemic. How many people here will have a beer, or a few drinks, and then drive themselves home, or run a quick errand? It is the most celebrated beverage of all time. Randy is only one victim, of millions, to the hypocrisy of socialized liquor consumption.

684 days ago
148.

Doug1014    

Breaking down???? Incredible behavior!

684 days ago
149.

Bob    

Hey, Randy was possibly helping a female in distress. Not many do that today... Many will just sit and watch people be disrespected in public and not care. People had only care to place images of such situations on facebook or Youtube, but never try to stop it.

684 days ago
150.

George Obama    

Starkle, starkle, little twink,
Who the hell are you I think.
I'm not under what you call
The alcofluence of incohol.
I'm just a little slort of sheep,
I'm not drunk like thinkle peep.
I don't know who is me yet,
But the drunker I stand here the longer I get.
So just give me one more fink to drill my cup,
'Cause I got all day sober to Sunday up.

684 days ago
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