After multiple attempts by Randy Travis and his team to prevent this very event, dashcam footage from the singer's 2012 DWI arrest was released to the public on Friday by a Texas court. The footage shows the country star nude, disoriented and ranting after officers responded to a single car crash in Texas.
"Randy’s behavior was extremely altered the evening of his arrest due to the state of his mental health, and substances in his body, causing him to do and say things that were entirely out of character," Travis' rep said in a statement to Fox News. "He suffered a severe concussion and sustained numerous other injuries from the crash."
The statement continued, "Randy is deeply apologetic for his actions that evening. A man of integrity with a good heart, Randy does not and will never condone these types of actions that distort the true beliefs of Randy Travis and his entire family."
After the video's release, fans took to social media to share their thoughts, with some opining that the clip should not have been released.
Whoever released that Randy Travis video... pic.twitter.com/l6GfUkzCZE— D.T. (@Darlene26811165) December 5, 2017
No need to air the Randy Travis video...that is just unnecessarily embarrassing him.— BS (@KentuckyHoss) December 5, 2017
I'm just gonna say it. releasing that video of randy travis, is plain wrong. leave the man alone.— Ryan Fox (@RyanFoxNOW) December 4, 2017
Others pointed to Travis' health issues as a reason to have kept the tape private. Travis suffered a debilitating stroke in 2013 that left him with limited speaking ability, making him unable to verbally defend himself in the case.
Really! Randy Travis is dealing w/ major health issues & you wanna release & report on a video from 2012, is it that slow of a news day for y’all. https://t.co/czIOTOug72— Dakota Flynn (@DakotaEFlynn) December 5, 2017
What exactly do you gain from releasing Randy Travis’s DWI video? The man had a massive stroke nearly 17 months later...a bit unnecessary, no?— Lindsey Hoover (@LKHoover) December 5, 2017
What is the point of releasing Randy Travis’ DWI arrest 5 years after it happened. He had a massive stroke not long after and is working hard every day to recover. Leave the man alone— travis (@travisparks24) December 5, 2017
While others noted that Travis should not be given any special treatment at all, as he was drinking and driving.
Randy Travis was drinking and driving. Those that are taking up for him all because “he’s had a stroke” are pathetic. Drinking and driving is serious shit.— LoboBlanco11 (@StacTx) December 5, 2017
Aww. I kinda feel bad for Randy Travis getting arrested while drunk and naked. Except I don’t because he was driving.— KEER-stun??????? (@bigkstone) December 5, 2017
At least when the cops caught me naked I was just swimming and minding my own business.
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