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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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31.

Rhubino    

So how's that Church thing working for you Randy? Providing the stability you need?

759 days ago
32.

lynn    

it's apparent he's an alcoholic and the disease has really began wreaking havoc on his life (as well as others). Sadly every addict has to hit a rock bottom before they get help..and i don't think he's hit his yet (at least in his eyes)

759 days ago
33.

Quinn    

Randy needs to lay off the sauce. Jeez.

759 days ago
34.

James    

I've always thought he was gay.

759 days ago
35.

leigh    

Randy -- please go to rehab NOW. You are too talented for this stuff. Whatever problems you have, and I think I know one of them, go get help.

759 days ago
36.

Krispy Krentcil    

brings a new meaning to the term "bible thumper" - well if he is out on bond, this would be a violation...
if he can't keep off the booze and away from delusional churchers, then jail might be the only thing...

759 days ago
37.

scoopie    

at this point, he needs to be involuntarily detoxed or goodbye what's left of his voice and career

759 days ago
38.

steve    

Why the long face Randy ? You can always buy yourself another one of those really cool Pontiac Firebirds :)

759 days ago
39.

florence    

OH MY GOODNESS RANDY STAY HOME AND YOU WANT GET INTO TROUBLE GIRLS ARN`T WORTH IT

759 days ago
40.

cgasucks    

Watching Randy Travis now is like watching a train accident in slow motion..

759 days ago
41.

emynse    

How would an attorney involved in this case contact your Dallas office to correct info on your site?

759 days ago
42.

M3DC    

UGH! Another Randy Travisty!

759 days ago
43.

buzz kill    

This guy needs some serious help, probably should be hospitalized for his own safety and health. Whay a waste, hope he gets the help he needs before its to late. :-(

759 days ago
44.

Kay    

Someone needs to put him in rehab for help before he kills himself or worse before he kills someone else.

759 days ago
45.

eddy    

Randy actually was a STAR at one time - had songs in the top 10 of the COuntry charts, has written a few that others have bothered covering. Don't know what is going on with him. Darn shame, I'll pray he gets some help.

759 days ago
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