driving while intoxicated.
The Grayson County Sheriff's Office says Travis was being jailed without bond
Wednesday pending an appearance before a judge in Sherman, about 60 miles north of Dallas.
Sgt. Rickey Wheeler says Travis also faces a charge of retaliation or obstruction. Wheeler had no details on that count. Wheeler says a Texas trooper arrested Travis around midnight Tuesday near Tioga, where the entertainer
A Travis representative did not immediately reply to a message Wednesday from The Associated Press.
Tom Vinger, a spokesman for the Texas Department of Public Safety, told AP that
a Pontiac Trans Am registered to Travis, 53, had driven off a road west of
Tioga, striking several barricades in a construction zone. " Travis had a strong odor of alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication," reads a statement from the sheriff's office. "While Travis was being transported, Travis made threats to shoot and kill the troopers working the case." The out-of-control behavior earned him a "retaliation and obstruction" booking in addition to the DWI he now faces.
Its being reported that Travis was naked in the road when police arrived. It's not his first drunken exchange with police. In February, Travis was arrested in front of a Baptist church for public intoxication.
Travis in February was charged with public intoxication after being spotted in a vehicle parked in front of a church in Sanger, about 20 miles from Tioga.