By Courtney Hazlett, TODAY
Country singer Randy Travis was arrested Tuesday night in Grayson County, Texas, after police responded to a 911 call about a man lying in the road.
The Grayson County Sheriff's office said in a press release that Travis, 53, was charged with driving while intoxicated (a misdemeanor) and retaliation (a felony). The sheriff's office says Travis had "a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication."
The Associated Press reports that a Pontiac Trans Am registered to Travis had driven off a road west of Tioga, Texas, after 11 p.m., according to Tom Vinger, spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety. The vehicle had struck several barricades in a construction zone, according to DPS.
At the scene, Travis refused a blood and breath test, but after a search warrant was granted by a judge for a blood specimen, one was later taken at a local hospital, the sheriff's office said.
During transport, Travis made threats to "shoot and kill" the officers working the case, according to the sheriff's office. These threats are what brought about the "retaliation" charge.
Reports elsewhere about the incident claimed that Travis was naked when police arrived on the scene, but Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the sheriff's office could only confirm that Travis was naked when he was brought into the station.
Bond was set at $1,500 for the DWI charge, and $20,000 for the retaliation charge. After meeting bond, Travis was released at 10:40 a.m. Travis hasn't made any statement about his arrest, and publicists for the singer have not responded to requests for comment.
The AP reports that Travis was charged in February with public intoxication after being spotted in a vehicle parked in front of a church in Sanger, about 20 miles from Tioga, where the entertainer lives.