The pressures of stardom can lead some celebrities to act out in very bizarre ways. In the age of the internet, these antics rarely go unnoticed. In 2012, country music icon Randy Travis found himself in the national spotlight after a DUI arrest in Texas.
As in most states, DUI is taken very seriously in Texas, and Travis was punished severely upon conviction.
Randy Travis has been recording since the 1980s, and became famous for helping usher in a new age of country music. He has recorded 20 albums and scored 16 number one hits. Randy Travis also saw some success as an actor, and appeared in several Western-themed films and television shows. In the late 1990s, Travis shifted away from country music to record gospel music.
In February 2012, Randy Travis was found naked on a street in Tiago, TX. He had crashed his Pontiac Trans Am into a construction zone and smelled strongly of alcohol. Travis threatened the police officers who arrived on the scene, and was later charged with driving under the influence and threatening a public servant.
Travis’ blood alcohol content after the arrest was .21%, which is well beyond the legal limit of .08%. He was sentenced to two years of probation and forced to pay a $2,000 fine. If he didn’t successfully complete his probation, he would have faced up to 180 days in jail. Travis was also ordered to complete 100 hours of community service and spend at least 30 days in an alcohol addiction treatment facility.
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