Country singer Randy Travis was arrested early Monday morning on a charge of public intoxication after police in Sanger, Texas, reportedly found him smelling of alcohol, slurring his words and clutching an open bottle of wine in front of a church.
The “Honky Tonk Moon” singer, 52, who was in a parked car, told police he’d just gotten into a fight with his girlfriend – he split from his wife of 19 years in 2010, according to news reports.
“Mr. Travis was unaware of his location and kept asking me to take him home,” the officer stated, according to NBC 5 DFW.
Travis lives about 25 miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth-area town.
In a statement released Monday, the singer said, “I apologize for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl. I’m committed to being responsible and accountable, and apologize for my actions.”
The singer, known for hits like “Hard Rock Bottom of Your Heart,” “Too Gone Too Long” and “It’s Just a Matter of Time,” posed for his mug shot with a furrowed brow and a half-grin. He was given a citation for the misdemeanor charge and released after a few hours.