Randy Travis is trying to put his ducks in a row.
The country singer pleaded guilty today to driving while intoxicated stemming from his arrest last August that, aside from him being under the influence was most notable for the fact that he was naked when he crashed his car on a north Texas road.
A 180-day jail term was suspended, but Travis was also sentenced to two years' probation, fined $2,000 and ordered to spend 30 days at an in-patient treatment facility and complete 100 hours of community service, according to the Grayson County District Attorney's Office. As part of his probation, he can only drive cars with an ignition interlock device.
District Attorney Joe Brown said that Travis' punishment is "considerably more than is typically received on a DWI case" due to the singer's behavior when he was arrested. Investigators described him as acting belligerent at the scene.
"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," Brown said. "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."
Travis' DWI bust came six months after he was collared for public intoxication in Dallas. The Storms of Life artist, whose lawyer said last month that he had given up alcohol, also struck a deal last week in Plano, Texas, over an assault charge stemming from a fight in a church parking lot on Aug. 23.