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Randy Travis cited for assault in alleged drunken fight

UPI News Service, 08/24/2012 

Randy Travis was cited for assault for his alleged involvement in a drunken fight in a Texas church parking lot, police said.

The 53-year-old Travis -- arrested Aug. 7 after being found naked, drunk and passed out in the middle of a road after crashing his 1998 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am in a construction zone -- got into a fight with a man around 1 a.m. outside a Plano, Texas, church over a woman, police told gossip Web site TMZ.

Travis, who is divorced from business partner Lib Hatcher after a 19-year marriage, appeared to be "extremely intoxicated," a law-enforcement source told the Web site.

Police cited Travis for simple assault, TMZ reported.

Plano police spokesman David Tilley did not immediately respond to a phone call from United Press International

A spokeswoman told the Houston Chronicle Travis "was in a situation -- I don't know if it was a fight, a discussion or what it was."

A police mugshot of Travis shows him looking bruised around the nose and right eye.

When Travis, was found naked in the middle of a road in Grayson County, Texas, he threatened the lives of the arresting officers, police said at the time.

They arrested him for driving while intoxicated and for retaliation against law enforcement officials. He posted $21,500 bail.

Travis was arrested Feb. 6 for public intoxication while sitting in his car at a Baptist church in Sanger, Texas. He paid a fine and was placed on probation that is to expire Sept. 23.

Travis has sold more than 25 million records and has won six Grammy Awards, six Country Music Association awards and nine Academy of Country Music awards.

He has also appeared in films and TV series including 1997's "The Rainmaker" with Matt Damon, 1998's "Black Dog" with Patrick Swayze, 2001's "Texas Rangers" with James Van Der Beek and seven episodes of the "Touched by an Angel" TV series.

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