Randy Travis ‘Deeply Apologetic’ After Video of Naked Arrest Released

Travis was arrested in 2012 on DWI charges

Randy Travis has apologized for his behavior when he was arrested in 2012 while naked and intoxicated.

“Randy is deeply apologetic for his actions that evening,” his rep said in a statement after video of the arrest went viral over the weekend. A Texas judge had denied the singer’s request to prevent the state from releasing the footage, which depicted his bizarre behavior after crashing his Trans Am west of Tioga, Texas.

The country singer pleaded guilty in 2012 to driving while intoxicated and was sentenced to 200 hours of community service and two years of community supervision.

But when local news filed freedom of information requests for the video, Travis’ lawyers moved to block public release of the dash-cam arrest video.

Over the past five years, the case made its way up to federal court, where Travis’ lawyers sought an injunction to prevent the video’s release while lawyers for the media organizations argued that the video should be released under the public’s constitutional right to access public information.

The judge sided with the media, prompting the video’s release on Friday, with edits made to remove segments involving Travis’ medical information.

The singer’s blood-alcohol level later tested at a 0.21, more than double the legal limit to drive in the state.

Read statement from Travis’ reps below:

“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. He suffered a severe concussion and sustained numerous other injuries from the crash.

Notwithstanding the release of the tape, Randy and his team will have their day in court regarding the ongoing lawsuit against the State of Texas in relation to the violation of his civil rights.

Randy Travis is well-known to be a loving, caring person who is respectful of everyone, a video that shows anything otherwise only underscores that he was absolutely not himself. 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.”