Randy Travis arrested for DUI
Another celebrity has been arrested for DUI, but for once it happened in Texas not Los Angeles. Country music singer Randy Travis was reportedly arrested this week for DUI following a traffic accident. According to media reports he was naked at the time and threatened law enforcement officers at the scene. He refused to perform field sobriety tests, but a blood sample was given. The results of the blood analysis are pending.
This was reportedly the second arrest for Mr. Travis this year. He was apparently arrested in february for public intoxication.
The circumstances of the arrest are strange to say the least. No explanation has been forthcoming as to why Mr. Travis was naked at the time of the incident. The fact that he allegedly threatened police officers may result in additional charges.
There is often a context for driving under the influence of alcohol. People who are otherwise hard working and responsible may find themselves dealing with particular stresses such as divorce, ill health or loss of employment and find that alcohol can relieve some of the anxiety and stress. It is important to address these underlying issues both to facilitate plea bargaining in court and to prevent the commission of further offenses. Counseling or attendance at AA meetings can be effective to mitigate the consequences of a DUI arrest. Rehabilitation is an important consideration in any criminal proceedings particularly in cases involving alcohol or drugs.