Oh, the Super Bowl, such a celebration for Americans throughout the nation. A day when career is just another word, and all came together to celebrate the day in the same old fashion. For country singer Randy Travis the thrill got the best of him. As he was celebrating the Super Bowl he got arrested for public intoxication. This is the story.
Officers in the little town of Sanger had an unexpected “customer” early Monday, waiting for them in a rather unusual place. The “customer” was none other than country singer Randy Travis and the place he was waiting for the pickup was in front of a church.
Denton County sheriff’s spokesman Tom Reedy stated that officers in the town of Sanger found Randy Travis early Monday enjoying a zip of morning wine. They reported they first spotted a vehicle parked in front of a church and a later investigation found Travis ricking of alcohol and trying to finish a bottle of wine. It seems that nobody goes to church so early on Monday, except Randy Travis.
NBC gave the full report stating that “an officer noticed a 1998 black Pontiac parked in front of the First Baptist Church of Sanger early Monday morning and, thinking that was unusual, stopped to talk to the driver”. And surprise surprise, it wasn’t a religious person having a personal and urgent session with God, it was country superstar Randy Travis having a private talk with an open bottle of wine.
The officer took in Randy after noticing that he began having troubles talking coherently. And then he told the officer he just had an argument with his girlfriend and was on his way back to his ranch in Tioga, which was only 20 miles away.
“Mr. Travis was unaware of his location and kept asking me to take him home” explained the officer. Tom Reedy added that the country singer was brought to the Denton County Jail about 1:30 a.m., but was released six hours later. Probably with a huge hangover, since the jail time has to last at least four hours, giving you time to sober up.
Travis apologized “for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl. I’m committed to being responsible and accountable, and apologize for my actions”.