Randy Travis arrested for public intoxication
February 6th, 2012
03:08 PM ET

Randy Travis arrested for public intoxication

Country star Randy Travis was arrested in Sanger, Texas, early Monday morning for public intoxication.

The Denton County Sheriff's Office tells CNN that Sanger police found a vehicle parked in front of a Baptist church very early Monday morning and, upon further investigation, discovered Travis in the car with an open bottle of wine. The police say the 52-year-old  singer smelled of alcohol.

According to the Sheriff's Office, Travis was arrested shortly after midnight on Monday and taken to the Denton, Texas, county jail. He was given a citation and held because of intoxication until 7:44 this morning, when he was released.

"I apologize for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl," Travis tells CNN in a statement. "I'm committed to being responsible and accountable, and apologize for my actions."

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  2. bobby long

    gee people smoke and die ...they dont drink and drive ? he was'nt drivin he was'nt around people he was alone maybe feelin sorry 4 what he did but who dont drink or smoke or over eat , he was parked...what are they goin to do find people campin out and take them to jail thats comin next...dont drink in ur home thats next dont drink wine at church on sunday oh they do that every sunday in some churchs i'm not sayin drinkin and drivin is right, it's wrong ..he was'nt drivin.only talkin to God for what he did...we do it to like oh God i'll never drink anymore, love u Randy Travis...p.s. i seen cops drink and drive so there is two sides to every story...maybe they should stop makin beer and smokes? mm

    August 20, 2012 at 7:03 am | Report abuse |
  3. Texas Teeth

    Randy Who?

    February 18, 2012 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Phil

    Aw Randy, Why the long face?

    February 8, 2012 at 9:05 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Missyatalent

    He looks a bit odd now but check out pics of him in his 20s, he was really HOT!

    February 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. M

    nobody teases their hair anymore...bring that hair down big guy.

    February 8, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Mark

    He's a dirtbag republican supporter who thinks he is better than everyone else. Execute him.

    February 8, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  8. Howky Hill Billy

    What we have learned is that the citizens of Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado are fucing nuts.

    February 8, 2012 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. gino

    eveyone has got drunk before,Mr.Travis , you do not have to apologize to no one. You are still a living legend to our familly.

    February 8, 2012 at 6:34 am | Report abuse |
  10. Billie

    Bet Randy is not the only one arrested for public intoxication after celebrating the Super Bowl, just reported because he is a public figure. Can't make a mistake when you are famous or you won't be famous much longer!!!!!!

    February 8, 2012 at 12:14 am | Report abuse |
  11. Dot

    Randy is a fine upstanding man with a great deal of talent. He has shared his good fortune unselfishly throughout his career and I find some of these remarks appalling to say the least. As a young teenager he did have some issues, but cleaned up his act and whether you want to acknowledge or not he became a super star. He has done a lot of good with his wealth....who of you can say the same? Randy had not been drinking for years and I'm sure the alcohol slipped up on him before he realized it. How many of you has that happened to, Super Bowl or not? Cut out the nasty remarks.

    February 7, 2012 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
  12. erich2112x

    New song; "There's a knock at my window".

    February 7, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Lola

    He looks like a beer joint person.

    February 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Marc

    Hi. My name is Randy, and I'm here to tell you my fate.
    One night after the Super Bowl I was partying out way too late.
    Too much wine, too drunk to drive, I stopped into a church
    where the local constabularies found me. Now my tail is in a lurch.

    Oh Lord, can you help me?
    I know that I done wrong.
    Woncha teach me a lesson
    in the words of a country song?



    February 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Marc

    "That's just stupid. Rock came from country, so did jazz and blues."

    Actually, you are factually incorrect. Country music is a derivative of folk and bluegrass. Rock-a-billy was an off-shoot of country music and it did evolve into rock 'n roll. But, jazz and blues are far more complex in their structure and neither evolved from country music. Blues is a derivative of jazz, more "pedestrian" and less structured than jazz. The foundation for jazz is far more complex than even classical music.

    As an example, when I studied guitar I learned that classical guitar uses about 2,400 chord forms. Jazz uses about 7,000 chord forms, recognizing harmonic arrangements that are anathema to classical because of their dissonances.

    You give country music far too much credit than it ever deserves.

    February 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • meadowmuffin

      Jazz sucks...way to much horn...and fruit pies with fancy french shoes and pea coats...ugh.. please...

      February 7, 2012 at 3:09 pm | Report abuse |
  16. Steve-O

    Got drunk and got arrested. Sounds like there's a song in there, Randy.

    February 7, 2012 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
  17. Laura M. McConnell

    It's only news because he's a celebrity. Big deal move on!

    February 7, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |
  18. lvmsleader

    Wow! Someone who steps up and accepts blame for their mistakes! How unusual in this day and age. In a world where people, especially athletes and celebraties will stop at nothing to blame someone else, it's refreshing when someone admits that they screwed up and accepts the consequences. Thank you Randy!

    February 7, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  19. rex edie

    i know im late on this one.... but "with a head like that.... id drink too".... actually he was just doing research for his next big hit.... country music........ its gotta be about ....drinking .... child support.... tattooed women.... horses with no manes...(or is that names)..... etc he is a good entertainer....regardless.... especially hard when your going the down side of the career... he still has more money than me.....

    February 7, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  20. ElKai0

    Is it just me or does Randy Travis look like his dad was Frankenstein?

    February 7, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  21. Neerka

    He has good taste. Wine is great.

    February 7, 2012 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  22. Skeptic

    Someone I've never heard of got arrested for a crime that isn't a big deal. Thanks CNN!!

    February 7, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  23. Phil in Oregon

    A drunk country singer? No! That would NEVER happen...

    February 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  24. Brownstain

    As Rick "cornhole"Perry would say- oops.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
  25. Philip90503

    I don't know what everyone is so upset about. Just another member of the 1% trying to give the rest of us jobs by drinking as much as he can.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  26. Keith

    Reminds me of two co-workers from a while back. I overheard them talking about how they knew all the tricks for driving home drunk. It's amazing how many people in this world have their priorities all messed up. Too many people think only of themselves and far too little of their fellow man.

    I respect Randy for taking responsibility and apologizing. However, he was thinking only of himself and not his fellow man when he got behind the wheel. ALSO, who were the people he was with at this party? Apparently not REAL friends if they let him hop behind the wheel drunk, and they were apparently a little short on concern for their fellow man.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  27. Becca

    Well, gotta say at least Randy was NOT driving and seemed to know better by just sitting in the vehicle. Wonder if the keys were in the ignition or not? Should be no charge if not, since it did not show the intent to drive. Kudos to him for NOT driving and keeping himself and others safe!! Super Bowl brings out the PARTY!!!

    February 7, 2012 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  28. scott

    not along ago, when cops has self respect and the respect of the public, they would have pulled up along side him and said "good evening, are you ok"?. For which the replied would have been, "Yup, thanks for asking". Now, cops cant wait to ruin someones life if they have the chance to further their career, get a raise or fullfil some profit mandate. Guess his keys were not in the ignition or the car wa snot running or they would have given him a DUI.

    February 7, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  29. Sortakinda

    Self incrimination: He was singing "I Ain't Drunk, I'm Just Drinkin"

    February 7, 2012 at 11:26 am | Report abuse |
  30. Jim Fawcett

    Hey, the guy was just celebrating like 50 million of the rest of us. And he had the where with all to at least not drive. And being in front of a Baptist church he probably thought he was safe!!!

    February 7, 2012 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  31. Singer From Texas

    Randy has been seen attending the Cornerstone Baptist Church in San Antonio, Texas, headed by Pastor John Hagee and has sung hymns there as well.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  32. New Meaning

    Kinda gives new meaning to the saying "No Where Else But Texas!"

    February 7, 2012 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  33. MARY

    It's a shame that Randy felt like he had to apologize to the world .... my gosh, he's human isn't he.....

    February 7, 2012 at 10:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Keith

      So only Martians should apologize for their actions? "I'm only human" is what somebody says when they're trying to avoid taking responsibility for their actions. "Hey, wasn't MY fault. It's the fault of my being human."

      After doing the wrong thing, he did the right thing by taking responsibility.

      February 7, 2012 at 11:29 am | Report abuse |
  34. JT

    So..he pulled a George Michael who gets caught passed out in his car in London about every 3 months.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
  35. Joe citizen abroad

    Look in your own life...or friends and family around you...you know people who at best have lapses in judgement, and at worst are perhaps struggling with addiction. You don't abandon them...you offer compassion or help. No reason to treat celebrities any different, or hold them to a different standard.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  36. Ed Sr of Dallas Tx

    Too much fame.........too much money......too little mentality.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:38 am | Report abuse |
  37. felix_in_Mass

    How cute that he was found in a church parking lot! Yep, he was just "sleeping it off" in his car. Let's forget about the fact that he was driving around obliterated to get to that parking lot where he PASSED OUT. (Or "sleeping it off" if you're a fan).

    February 7, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
  38. logician

    Wasnt he IN a CAR??? How do you suppose he GOT there? Unless he pushed the thing to the church, he was probably driving it.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  39. tintala

    Celebrating the sooper bowl, typical redneck.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:34 am | Report abuse |
  40. Nusiance

    This breaks my heart. He is one of my all time favorite singers. At least he was not driving when he was sited. That is a good thing. I guess what I do not like most is that he has been doing mostly gospel of late and I hold them to a higher standard.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  41. Jimbo

    The pigs should be the ones appologizing for bothering an innocent man sleeping off a few drinks. Get a life you uneducated, power hungry, littleman syndrome, doughnut eating, abusive bacon lard pigs.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Marc

      Why don't you tell us how you REALLY feel? The police were just doing their job – enforcing the law. They did not selectively choose to enforce the law, which would have been wrong on their part. The law is what it is.

      I will bet you are one of those hypocrites who goes around saying that everybody else should accept personal responsibility for their actions, which, by the way, is what Randy Travis did. Apparently, you have a bigger problem with this than he does, and it was he who was arrested!

      February 8, 2012 at 2:04 am | Report abuse |
  42. ann west

    The lesson he should learn from this is... next time 🔲 DRIVE DRUNK 🔳 then he would be at home. It would be great if the police would chase REAL criminals. 👎

    February 7, 2012 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • ann west

      ❔❔ What's the difference between getting sleepy or getting drunk and pulling over ? Answer :Nothing. Stupid Arrest❕

      February 7, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  43. Holly

    We love you Randy!! So you celebrated a little too much and decided not to drive and get a dui. The cops should find a criminal and not spend their time busting a guy who was doing the right thing. NOT Driving while drunk. Keep up the great singing. We love you.

    February 7, 2012 at 10:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Marc

      Well, unless he drove to the church parking lot BEFORE starting to drink, which I find highly unlikely, your statement fails the logic test. Realizing that one is too drunk to drive and then pulling over to park and sleep it off does not eliminate the fact that he drove drunk before finally realizing that he needed to stop driving. But, as I understand it, he was NOT charged with DWI or DUI, but rather for public intoxication, which means he was drunk in public.

      "Your Honor, I was not drunk in public. I was drunk in a bar. They THREW me out in public!"

      February 8, 2012 at 1:52 am | Report abuse |
  44. ann west

    🔲 He was NOT driving. He should get credit for that.🔴

    February 7, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  45. smako

    Really? A drunk redneck? I suppose he is going to get a slap on the wrist, unlike any one else in that state who would have to give up their license and serve time. I hope they don't fine him

    February 7, 2012 at 9:59 am | Report abuse |
  46. who knew

    So what's the big deal here? The guy got stinking drunk and slept it off in front of a church. Never mind he's a so-called country singer star or whatever, them ol' habits are hard to break and besides who wants to break 'em! Most of the folks who love him are doin' the same stuff ...except they get busted and humiliated and all that nasty, get-even legal stuff. This guy is a role model and poster-boy for our future teavangelicals!

    February 7, 2012 at 9:35 am | Report abuse |
  47. Pig Benis

    Looks like Gary Busey's brother!

    February 7, 2012 at 9:30 am | Report abuse |
  48. Mike

    Now THAT's what country music is about. Drinkin in your car. In TX. Because the Cowboys didn't make the Super Bowl.

    February 7, 2012 at 9:26 am | Report abuse |
  49. doubtful

    A texan celebrating a New York victory. I don't buy it.

    February 7, 2012 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  50. Brownstain

    Texas= anenemabag autographed by rick perry, joe barton, tom delay, and dubya.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  51. scientificpoetry

    Wow, a country artist drunk... such a shock. "It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of a travesty of two mockeries of a sham..."

    February 7, 2012 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  52. John Smith

    "There is not one redeeming feature in our supersti.tion of Christianity. It has made one half the world fools, and the other half hypocrites."- Thomas Jefferson

    February 7, 2012 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
  53. Jt_flyer

    Don't drink and drive Randy. I'd hate to see a 4th wooden cross on the side of the road.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  54. Casual

    WHAT!!!!??? The CHRISTIAN! The JESUS FREAK!! The conservative who is in bed with Jesus! The man who is oh so holy!!

    I love it...nothing better than big old hypocrite...especially in the form of such a do -gooder and all. Thanks Randy....you made my day with that tidbit!

    February 7, 2012 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
  55. Fig Newton

    Half of that 5' 9" has to be in the vertical elevation of his massive head. Randy's the kind of person you walk up to and ask, "Why the long face?"

    February 7, 2012 at 8:45 am | Report abuse |
  56. Smarter Than You

    "And this wine represents my blood ...."

    – Jaysus H. Christ

    February 7, 2012 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  57. Randy Travis, to his bottle

    "I'm gonna chug you forever amen!"

    February 7, 2012 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
  58. Conrad Shull

    A country singer got drunk? Nah, never happened.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  59. Brownstain

    Texas=a dirty, unflushed toilet bowl accompied by a roll of Rick Perry.

    February 7, 2012 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
    • GFY Brownstain

      As spoken by someone who has never left Pennsylvania.

      Texas is really cool for big boys and girls who can drive and stay up as late as they choose.

      Now, finish your pudding and its off to beddy-bye you fuggin tool.

      February 7, 2012 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Marc

      Spoken like a total and complete idiot with a low sngle digit IQ!

      February 8, 2012 at 1:41 am | Report abuse |
  60. all4him

    Why didn't he get a DUI? If he was in the car with the keys he should have been charged. For a man who claims to be a christian I have no respect. Randy you need to look at yourself!!

    February 7, 2012 at 8:11 am | Report abuse |
    • Jorge

      Oh brother, not another wet sock thumper. Dude, If I were given the choice of spending eternity with agonizingly self-righteous, witch-hunting, angst-filled, BOOORIIING, life-sapping folks like you in purgatory (I doubt either of us would make heaven) or going to Hell, I'd lease out my spot in Purgatory and live in Hell.

      February 7, 2012 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse |
  61. Jt_flyer

    Im most states that would be DWI not public intox. But this is Texas...

    February 7, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  62. Shalay mcguire

    I have to agree with most of what was said because it does sound like that he was trying to sleep it off and in his car. THE good thing about it is that he was not drivin. And besides no one should condem but GOD.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:54 am | Report abuse |
  63. Tommy

    Don't see anything wrong with what he did. Drank to much and slept it off. Cops just care nowadays. They could've just taken him home or to a motel. Somethings got to change.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:26 am | Report abuse |


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  64. Jorge

    "Public Intoxication" and an assortment of other petty Ch.Sh. are part and parcel of the financial revenue structure for hostile little one-horse towns in the sticks that have no other redeeming value than to serve as a coven for a bunch of insularists with apocalyptic worldviews, 80% of which share the same DNA. To me, Travis is just a good-ole-boy (in the best sense) who's done no harm and who can sing like there's no tomorrow.

    February 7, 2012 at 7:16 am | Report abuse |
  65. Faberm

    Not quite sure what the crime is to be in a private parking lot drunk in your car sleeping.

    February 7, 2012 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
  66. Uthor

    Guy drunk in the front of a car after the Superbowl? Yeah, that must never happen...

    February 7, 2012 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
  67. Capt. Obvious

    What's this "I'm committed to being responsible for my actions..." crap! Hey Frankenstein, who else would be responsible for your irresponsible public drunkenness?! That statement made NO SENSE at all. Next time sober up before you make a public statement.

    February 7, 2012 at 4:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Jorge

      "Irresponsible public drunkedness?" JEEZ, the guy pulled over to sleep it off away from the roadway and not make a hazard of himself, you must be one of those church people who are impossible to please unless we give you our souls and a pound of flesh; dude, try to pull the broomstick out with BOTH hands.

      February 7, 2012 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
  68. Skellie

    He dont look like a rapper at all... he look like a white boy.... they should lock him up without the keys

    February 7, 2012 at 4:38 am | Report abuse |
  69. jdoe

    Did they catch him driving? If not then what's the problem? Wouldn't anybody walking out of a bar be guilty of public intoxication as well? Sounds like a silly law.

    February 7, 2012 at 3:44 am | Report abuse |
  70. slupdawg

    Isn't he the guy that sang the song that goes like, "I'm gonna bore you forever, forever and ever amen?"

    February 7, 2012 at 3:40 am | Report abuse |
  71. slupdawg

    I like it. They arrested a country sanger in Sanger.

    February 7, 2012 at 3:37 am | Report abuse |
  72. talbet

    All those head reduction surgeries he's gotten and still this is what he has to put up with. You people are animals.

    February 7, 2012 at 3:12 am | Report abuse |
  73. @Rodney

    Ehh u shouldn't have said that. u'r gonna 2 get caught now

    February 7, 2012 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
  74. Rodney

    I think Randy is a regular guy being skewered by the common folk. I've been guilty of worse and never caught.

    February 7, 2012 at 1:45 am | Report abuse |
  75. SKY


    February 7, 2012 at 1:37 am | Report abuse |
  76. GET REAL


    February 7, 2012 at 1:26 am | Report abuse |
  77. Your Panties Inna Wad

    I'm sure that Sanger, Texas, has a Dairy Queen. Randy Travis is a true winner.

    February 7, 2012 at 1:22 am | Report abuse |
  78. Sandie

    Texas isn't at fault the person drinking is. you without sin cast the first stone. If you need help a church is the best place to recieve it.

    February 7, 2012 at 12:20 am | Report abuse |
    • CP in FL

      Yes church is the best way to be fleeced of your money and to have you children s e x u a l l y mo l e s te d.

      February 7, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  79. Gary Atchison

    Randy has a ranch near Sanger. Of course all you fine upstanding folks love to knock him when he can buy and sell every last one of you idiots.

    February 7, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
    • Slide Down My Talibanister

      Oh, yes, Gary – that's the true measure of a man, the size of his wallet. You're no less shallow than the folks raggin' his ass.

      And yes.......I'd still love to do him.

      February 7, 2012 at 12:54 am | Report abuse |
  80. jerry

    see guys white people are bums too lol

    February 6, 2012 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  81. Patricia in Texas

    What on earth is he doing in Sanger TX? There's nothing there worth visiting.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rancher

      He has ranches and horses and goats and beavers and wood and everything a man needs to live a rough life in luxury. He hunts lions and giraffes and beavers and porcupines and converts them into beer jerky. He sings about them, I would imagine. Anybody? Anybody?

      February 7, 2012 at 4:42 am | Report abuse |
  82. genia

    No one's perfect.GReat voice,just superbowl party? Naw, I don't buy it,take care Randy and don't let the devil's playtoys turn you back.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:44 pm | Report abuse |
  83. john

    Yesser, y'all know da man just didn't wanna be late for mornin' services. I tell y'all he done got his priorities straight. Wine the blood of the big guy's son come here to save us all and Randy's gettin' high to be closer to the spirits. All right with those church bells ringin'. Why he's been surely born agin'!

    February 6, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Report abuse |
  84. Druggist

    If a man is in his car, not driving, not bothering anybody, why the f do you cite him for public intoxication?

    February 6, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  85. Druggist

    His wine is deeper than the holler

    February 6, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Report abuse |
  86. misty

    Heck i would have a cadillac and a driver if i was him i just dont get it?

    February 6, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • john

      Without a real hit in years, he must be on the down hill skids. I'll bet his car is a real heap. Probably wants to pull a Hank Williams.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
  87. Mike Scott

    I bet those podunk cops thought they had done made a big catch! Even if it's public record, I still don't think it's right for them to brag to the media about it. I'm not even a Randy Travis fan, but I still don't think it's right.

    February 6, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  88. Kingofthenet

    I'm going back to a better class of loser
    This up-town living's really got me down
    I need friends who don't pay their bills on home computers
    And who buy their coffee beans already ground
    You think it's disgraceful that they drink three-dollar wine
    But a better class of loser suits me fine

    February 6, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Roberto

      Amen! Brother! Last bottle I bought was $3.99. An' it's good! Whoa! What was that?! Shooo! Shooo! Think I need to go to bed. Ain't no Baptist Churches close by.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  89. michelle

    Best mug shot I've ever seen!

    February 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  90. Roberto

    Well, George. Need to write a new one for Randy. "Sanger, Texas, By Mornin'...Denton County Jail. Everything that I've done is now in people's email..." Ahhhhh, Sanger, Texas. Betwixt Valley View and Denton. What in the heck was Randy doin' in Sanger, Texas? And in front of a Baptist Church of all places! Last thing I remember notable about Sanger was the 'Dayree Kween'. Randy! Need to sober up! By the way, what kind of wine were ya sippin'? Mad Dog 20-20? Stick with the French varietals. They're much more complex and pleasant to the palate.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marc

      If you are in front of a church in Texas, then it is highly probable that it will be a Baptist church. Usually, saying "Baptist church" in Texas is being redundant.

      February 7, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  91. Joe Sixpack

    You have to be a drunk to be a country star.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm | Report abuse |
  92. The Disillusioned One

    I wonder where Willie Nelson was?

    February 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  93. sorry I got alien head

    What happened to his head.......its sooooo loooooooooooooooooooooooooooong

    February 6, 2012 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reason & Logic

      Maybe his mom & dad had the same parents and they did too?

      February 6, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
  94. Trezenia

    Randy is basically a good guy, he does have a troubled past, at least he wasn't driving drunk, he was trying to let
    it wear off, and he most likely knew he had done wrong, or he wouldn't have been in front of a church. Forever &
    ever Amen!

    February 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
  95. Tom

    Wow..wine? No one ever passes out with weed, yet that is a capital offense. Priorities folks, priorities.

    February 6, 2012 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |

    Maybe his exwife can bail him out of this ...

    February 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  97. Richard Fore

    My taint burns

    February 6, 2012 at 9:47 pm | Report abuse |
  98. Mike

    Cme on, that's Herman Munster's photo!

    February 6, 2012 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
  99. Tammy

    I guess law enforcement officers need to start going to all sporting events, bars, etc and arresting everyone..since many people drink "a few too many" often! Crazy!

    February 6, 2012 at 8:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • RLY RLY

      no..... only those who are obviously creating a danger to themselves or others, who have a demonstrable loss of faculties. Just control yourself from becoming a public idiot and you'll be alright.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
  100. Chuck

    They can hit the censor button any time, if it means no one has to hear from Richard Fore anymore! These threads should be for real discussion and not for nut jobs who just want to see how irritating and juvenile they can be. What's the problem with people; do they have no command of the English language or do they really think they are funny? When people post junk the way RF does, it just comes across as stupid and idiotic.

    February 6, 2012 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • joesense

      lol, chucky, you do realize, you are feeding a troll. these no-life losers have only this to live for in their miserable existence. so maybe you are being kind and generous.

      February 7, 2012 at 5:20 am | Report abuse |
  101. ?

    Yo dick4, and everybody else, what's your view on the impending moderation regime? Is it better to be safe from trolls and have to censor ourselves a bit? Or is it just CNN censoring us out of hand because they can't take reality?

    February 6, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • @?

      It's their site... they are free to do as they please. Why are you complaining when they've given you free reign to do whatever you want? It's the users who abused that right, and for that they take it away. Besides... why do you need to make a comment about disgusting things... those jokes aren't funny if you overdo them... which is what all of you clowns have done.

      The Facebook dilemma brought up on Yahoo I understand... we contribute to the site... but in this case... the only thing we "contribute" are comments. They don't help CNN do anything except monitor which comments are appropriate.

      February 7, 2012 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
  102. Richard Fore

    Fuc u randy

    February 6, 2012 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
  103. buxxy

    He's had these drinking issues come out in the news before...from what I can gather, he actually needs to 'come out'....it seems he's hiding something....

    February 6, 2012 at 7:12 pm | Report abuse |
  104. Snarky

    Isn't "Country Star" an oxymoron?

    February 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • RLY RLY

      That's just stupid. Rock came from country, so did jazz and blues.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Reason & Logic

      To RLY RLY: you're partly right. Blues and not country is the basis for jazz, country, rockabilly, and rock & roll. If you knew anything about music you'd understand that the chord progressions for 12-bar blues are the basis for many popular songs that span many different types of music.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Gary Atchison

      Don't think I I ever seen some many clueless idiots in one place. especially since Randy can buy and sell all of you if he wanted to.

      February 6, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Actually, all music forms are based in classical music.

      February 7, 2012 at 9:41 am | Report abuse |
  105. Terri

    Why dont we get drunk and screw?

    February 6, 2012 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
  106. .•|•.

    Is it still public intoxication if nobody is around?

    February 6, 2012 at 6:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Coolbreeze

      Crazy sign...I'm home by myself and nobody has yet accused me of public intoxication. So I think the answer to your question is yes. However, the night is still young. I will keep you posted.

      February 6, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marc

      It's only against the law if you get caught. If a tree falls in the woods when nobody is around to hear it does it make any noise?

      February 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  107. Richard Fore

    He likes licker in the front & poker in the rear.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • hannah01

      What a pig you are. It's evident what you like to do in your spare time...and that you like to brag about it too..

      February 7, 2012 at 7:07 am | Report abuse |
    • CN Red

      Ignorant as he ll but I'm still laughing!

      February 8, 2012 at 10:11 am | Report abuse |
  108. LDS II

    Liquor drinkers are evil. Once Mitt gets elected he will put a stop to that wickedness.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  109. be quiet

    since when is being drunk in public a crime? I guess I'll have to run home from the bar up the street next time I've had a few too many.

    February 6, 2012 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • RLY RLY

      it's a misdemeanor, not a crime. If he were driving it would become a crime. If you are a danger to yourself due to intoxication, it's an arrestable offense called public intoxication.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jorge

      Since Boss Hogg types got a hold of it for fines so that they can steal more money from the town treasury for that new bass boat.

      February 7, 2012 at 7:38 am | Report abuse |
    • CP in FL

      Definition of crime:

      1. an act or omission prohibited and punished by law
      2. a. unlawful acts in general: a wave of crime

      It seems that this would fit the definition of a crime, although not a serious crime.

      February 7, 2012 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  110. denny

    Yeah. I bet he supports mitt romney. Song stealers and mean folks like that romney.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm | Report abuse |
  111. Sokman

    I knew once Randy stole Peggy Hill's song he had taken the road to trouble.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  112. Richard Fore

    The catholic church could help this poor lad, they all know how to lick balls.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • @ Richard Fore

      I asked someone in the Catholic Church and they said you were one of the instructors on that. So maybe you can help Randy out a bit?

      February 6, 2012 at 5:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • Playjojo

      Okay little one, we get it, you know how to spell balls. Now what's say you toddle off for nappy time.

      February 6, 2012 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
  113. Richard Fore

    I'll bet he was licking his balls & poo hole while he was sitting in front of the church

    February 6, 2012 at 4:43 pm | Report abuse |
  114. skip

    Then we all need to go vote fer that thar mitt romney. YEEEEEeEEHAAAW. Whars muh chewin tobaccy?

    February 6, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse |
  115. skip

    YEEEEEHAW ! Lets load up the dogs in the pickup truck and go hunt us up some beers.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
  116. ?

    Somewhere inthis story is a country song.

    February 6, 2012 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  117. Trouble

    In Minnesota, that is a DWI or DUI, no matter if you are passed out cold, or just sitting, or standing outside your vehicle with your keys in your possession... w/ open bottle and depending on his blood alcohol, it may be a felony.... You cannot even sit in your car and listen to tunes in your own back yard and have a beer and you can get a DUI or DWI.
    So, he is lucky he is in Texas and not here...although, I am sure he is going to get inattentive driving or a slap on the wrists as soon as he says he is entering rehab. blah blah blah....

    February 6, 2012 at 4:05 pm | Report abuse |
    • ajm777

      He is a celebrity that is why he got a slap on the hand. Texas is hard on DUI and DWI. Being a celeb in Texas you get a slap on the wrist. Look at how many times Willie Nelson has been arrested in this state. He gets off with a small $500.00 fine most of the time and he usually gets asked to sing a song in the courtroom. lol Texas is nice to celeb's and follows the law to a T when it comes to it's regular residents.........Good Ole Boy country......

      February 6, 2012 at 5:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      Sitting in the drivers seat of a car with an open bottle in your possession is hardly the same thing as having possession of small amounts of marijuana on a tour bus.

      February 6, 2012 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Amanda

      Eh, he's in (tiny) Sanger, TX and he's Randy Travis. I'm surprised they arrested him at all. Heck, if he was just a regular guy and the officer knew his folks, he'd probably have called them up to come get him. Not making light of a possible DWI but I lived in Denton (about 10 miles south of Sanger) for years and it's still very much a small town atmosphere.

      February 6, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • RLY RLY

      So you don't have to actually be observed driving, to get a DWI? That's ridiculous! Of course you can get a DWI for driving a lawn mower on a public street while drunk, but at least that's operating a motor vehicle!

      February 6, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • MrDifficult

      Private property, fools.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      You can not get a DUI/DWI in Minnesota if you are standing outside your car drunk with keys in your possession like in your hands or in your pockets or purse. If you are inside the car with keys inside the car anywhere-your hands, pockets, purse, ignition, on the floor, in the glove box, etc THEN you can be arrested. You can get arrested for Public Intoxication/Public nusiance for standing next to your car drunk with keys in your possesion. There is no Attempted DUI as a charge in Minnesota.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • FromMN

      I'm also from MN, and Robin and Trouble are both semi-correct.

      It's pretty daft, but if you're in your car and your keys aren't, you can still get a DWI if your keys are within a certain distance of the vehicle. So in this case, Randy Travis likely would receive a DWI in MN.

      If it's winter and you're drunk in MN, and for some reason need to smoke or sleep in your car, just remember to throw your keys as far away from you as possible before getting in.

      February 7, 2012 at 11:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Marc

      Unlike the state that elects people like Michelle Bachmann and Jesse Ventura to public office, Texas is not yet Fascist enough to arrest somebody who is sitting in a car in their own backyard drinking alcohol. Being out in public is another matter altogether. Hell, a Texas policeman arrested Willie Nelson for having a joint in his ashtray!

      February 7, 2012 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
  118. O RLY?

    Getting drunk in front of church... SOUNDS LIKE TEXAS!

    February 6, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fred54

      No matter where you get drunk in Texas, it'll be in front of a Church.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • RLY RLY

      What a stupid thing to say.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Meerelda

      Uh...sorry...but it's true! Try finding a place in Lubbock (f'rinstance) where there's not a church of some sort on every friggin' street in town. Where's a drunk to go????? 🙂 Tongue in cheek, of course....sort of.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • RusTnuts

      No drinking in public in Texas? What's next...no cousin dating!

      February 6, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rod in Dallas TX

      Fred54 is right. There are 5 churchs to every one household. (That may be an exaggeration but it's hard to tell just by looking around.) Religion is out of control here.

      February 7, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Floyd

      Randy divorced his (wife and manager) Elizabeth in Santa Fe a few years ago. I think Randy is gay and can't deal with it. I wish him peace and happiness. He has a wonderful voice.

      February 7, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
  119. Adara

    Funny looking man. Big head little body.

    February 6, 2012 at 3:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • greg

      hey Adara,funny looking guy,watch how you judge others,it may come back on you,and Randy is a good looking guy...

      February 6, 2012 at 9:53 pm | Report abuse |
    • viranka

      your kinda right . small guy 5 foot 6 inches tops, 150 lbs. soaking wet ,gravely voice. met him in person while working at Gibson Guitar factory he was touring few years back.

      February 6, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • jiggity

      Greg– he's 5'9"

      February 7, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Framma

      Who cares what he looks like. The man can sing.

      February 7, 2012 at 12:47 am | Report abuse |
    • joesense

      funny lookin guy? he is a rich, successful singer, which is more than one can say about a fat , a** crack showing slob like you who is probably 40 and lives in his mother's basement.

      February 7, 2012 at 5:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      What the hell is he apologizing for...he got stinky drunk and pulled over to sleep it off...Hell, I like him more, now...

      February 7, 2012 at 5:31 am | Report abuse |
    • The Doctor

      Isn't it funny how people can judge others and grow a set of balls when sitting at a key board.

      February 7, 2012 at 6:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Casey

      Leave the guy alone! Who hasn't drank too much after the Big Game???

      February 7, 2012 at 6:38 am | Report abuse |
    • narfzort

      nobody drinks wine during a super bowl. this patrick swayze lookalike is a liar. it's amazing how he's able to counteract such a high center of gravity.

      February 7, 2012 at 8:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Weebles Wobble

      @Narfzort: Check the picture again...looks kinda like he's losing the gravity fight.

      February 7, 2012 at 10:44 am | Report abuse |
    • ed

      He can sign better than he can hold his liquor

      February 7, 2012 at 11:57 am | Report abuse |

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