Randy Travis apparently got into an argument with his girlfriend just before he was arrested for public intoxication early Monday morning.
Around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning, officer said he had noticed a black passenger car with no lights on parked in a parking lot near First Baptist Church in Sanger, Texas. He approached the vehicle and spoke with Travis who reportedly said he has just got into fight with his girlfriend, according to police report, obtained by TMZ. Travis also was apparently lost and trying to get back to his ranch in Tioga, Texas.
The officer reportedly smelled alcohol on Travis and discovered an open bottle of wine in the car. The officer reportedly said he had trouble understanding what he was saying. Another office arrived on the location and poured out the remaining wine.
The 52-year-old performer was hauled away in cuffs and booked at Denton County Jail, reported the Daily News. After a few hours, he was given a citation of a Class C misdemeanor and released.
They take you to jail for at least four hours, time to sober up, the police spokesman said, according to the Daily News.
Randy Travis apologized for the incident in a statement.
I apologize for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl. I'm committed to being responsible and accountable, and apologize for my actions, Travis said through his publicist Monday afternoon, according to Daily News.
Back in September 2011, Travis collapsed on stage at a concert at Huguley Memorial Center's 18th Annual Crystal Heart Gala. While singing Three Wooden Crosses, his vocal cords reportedly gave out and he stumbled forward and fell. He walked off the stage and gave a thumbs up to the crowd, according to NBC. His publicists said dehydration and allergy medication was to blame.