Randy Travis pleaded guilty to driving while intoxicated Thursday, stemming from his arrest where he crashed his Pontiac Trans Am while drunk and naked!
The country music star was sentenced to two years of probation, a $2,000 fine and a 180-day suspended jail sentence. He will face jail if he doesn’t complete community service…and behave!
Travis was also ordered to spend at least 30 days at an alcohol treatment facility, complete 100 hours of community service and have an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he operates while on probation.
Randy Travis, 53, entered the plea in a court in Sherman, Texas. The misdemeanor was punishable by up to one year in jail and a $4,000 fine.
The troubled singer thanked the court and his fans as he left Grayson County Courthouse.
Travis acknowledged the police officers for “obviously taking care of me that night.”
“I’m glad it’s behind me,” he said of the case.
Randy wrecked his car near Tioga, Texas on August 7, 2012 after hitting several barricades in a construction zone.
Randy Travis was found lying in the roadway buck-naked and was acting crazy while being transported to the local hospital.
Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown said Travis’ punishment is appropriate and “considerably more than is typically received on a DWI case.”
“First-time DWI defendants are rarely forced into in-patient treatment,” Brown said in a news release. “He will be unable to leave the facility for 30 days. His fine and community service requirements are more than double what is usually received, and his probation term is the maximum available, and longer than the usual 18 months. All of that is appropriate in light of his behavior with the officers.”
Travis’ lawyers have previously said the singer has a great deal of respect for law enforcement and has stopped drinking alcohol.
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