Randy Travis Video: Says 'Are You Kidding Me?' When Asked for ID
Newly released police video shows country superstar Randy Travis' slurred reaction to his public-intoxication arrest.
"Really? Are you kidding me?" Randy Travis says in the video taken by a police cruiser's dashboard camera and obtained by Dallas-Ft. Worth's KXAS-TV.
"No sir," a Sanger, Texas, police officer responds. "Maybe once we get to jail, we can figure out who ... get some more information on you, who you are."
"Are you kidding me?" Travis asks again.
Randy Travis' arrest video was taken Feb. 6 in a church parking lot in Sanger, about 20 miles from the singer's home in Tioga, Texas. Police responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle about 1:30 a.m., and found Travis sitting inside with an open bottle of wine.
The video shows an officer asking Travis if he'd been drinking.
"Yes, sir, I have. But I am not driving, as you can see," Travis is heard saying on the video, which you can watch here:
But for a public-intoxication charge, it doesn't matter if a person is driving or not. All prosecutors generally have to show is that a person was drunk and disorderly in a public place.
As for Randy Travis' arrest video, there have been some notable legal challenges regarding the public release of dashcam videos.
In one such challenge, a California judge denied a dashcam video's release because background chatter in the video revealed too much personal information about the arrestee, San Diego's KGTV reported. No personal information is heard in Randy Travis' arrest video, however.
Randy Travis has yet to see the dashcam video of his arrest, his publicist told KXAS. If convicted of public intoxication, a Class C misdemeanor in Texas, Travis could face up to a $500 fine.
- Sanger Release Dashcam Video of Randy Travis Arrest (Dallas-Ft. Worth's KXAS-TV)
- Public Intoxication (FindLaw)
- Texas Criminal Laws (FindLaw)
- Randy Travis Arrested for Public Intoxication in Front of Church (FindLaw's Celebrity Justice)