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Randy Travis: Nude, Rude, and Not in the Mood for Breathalyzer

Country singer Randy Travis had quite a few run-ins with the law while growing up in North Carolina. In recent years, however, Travis seems to have cleaned up his act and found Jesus, recording a string of gospel albums over the past decade.

On Wednesday, Travis' outlaw side returned with a vengeance. The country star was arrested for DWI after crashing his car and threatening to kill the responding officers, CBS News reports. All while completely naked -- allegedly.

Late Tuesday night, the Grayson County Sheriff's Office received a call about a man seen lying in the road near Travis' home. When Texas Highway Patrol officers arrived at the scene they found Travis naked and belligerent, according to authorities. He reportedly refused to submit to field sobriety tests, so a blood sample was later taken.

According to authorities, Travis went on a drunken joy ride that culminated in him smashing his car through several barricades at a construction site. No word on where his clothes went during the ordeal.

While being transported to jail, Travis allegedly threatened to shoot and kill the arresting officers. Travis was charged with DWI and obstruction for the incident. Had the incident occurred in Georgia, Travis would face a fine of up to $1,000, 10 days to 12 months in prison, at least 40 hours of community service, and an alcohol use risk reduction program.

Most states, including Georgia, have implied consent laws. Under Georgia's law, any person who drives in the state has given implied consent to a Breathalyzer, urine, or blood test if suspected of DUI. Had Travis refused the blood test, his license would be suspended for at least a year in Georgia.

Randy Travis was later released from jail on $21,500. Fortunately for anyone in line of sight, the sheriff's officer provided Travis with scrubs to wear during the ride home.

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