Authorities released video of country music star Randy Travis’s 2012 DWI arrest in Texas, in which Travis can be seen naked and cursing, KXII reported.
Travis, 58, pleaded guilty to the 2012 DWI charges and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service, as well as 24 months of community supervision.
After Travis’s arrest, news outlets began asking for dashcam video of the arrest, which is legally obtainable via the Texas Public Information Act.
But Travis’s legal team blocked the video’s release, leading to a five-year legal battle. After the Texas Supreme Court and a Federal District Judge denied an injunction to stop the release of the video, the dashcam footage was finally made public on Friday.
The released video includes edits in order to hide reference to Travis’s medical and EMS history, as well as censoring his genitals.
"Randy’s behavior was extremely altered the evening of his arrest due to the state of his mental health, and substances in his body, causing him to do and say things that were entirely out of character,” his publicist said in a statement. “He suffered a severe concussion and sustained numerous other injuries from the crash.”
“Notwithstanding the release of the tape, Randy and his team will have their day in court regarding the ongoing lawsuit against the State of Texas in relation to the violation of his civil rights,” the statement continued. “Randy Travis is well-known to be a loving, caring person who is respectful of everyone, a video that shows anything otherwise only underscores that he was absolutely not himself. Randy is deeply apologetic for his actions that evening.”
Travis—the singer of country classics like “Forever and Ever, Amen” and “I Told You So”—suffered a massive stroke in 2013 that left him unable to speak for several years.
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