As you can see from the photo to the right, Randy Travis is looking a whole hell of a lot better than the last time a lot of us saw him. He pled guilty to his Grayson County DWI and, consequently, had a felony retaliation charge dropped. He was given a suspended sentence of 180 days in jail, placed on probation for 2 years, and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine. He’s also got 30 days of rehab and 100 hours of community service coming his way, and when released his vehicle will now include an ignition interlock device.
The statement from Grayson County DA Joe Brown:
“We feel it is appropriate in these circumstances. His punishment is considerably more than is typically received on a DWI case. First time DWI defendants are rarely forced into in-patient treatment. He will be unable to leave the facility for 30 days. His fine and community service requirements are more than double what is usually received, and his probation term is the maximum available, and longer than the usual 18 months. All of that is appropriate in light of his behavior with the officers. I spoke at length with the officers involved, and they were in agreement with the outcome. We are all hopeful that Mr. Travis is on the road to recovery.”
(Photo via, hmm, let’s call this person “an informed friend.”)