Randy Travis continues to fight release of 2012 arrest video

Randy Travis has filed another lawsuit to prevent Texas officials from releasing footage from his 2012 arrest for driving while intoxicated (DWI).
The country singer crashed his truck in Tioga, Texas and was spotted lying naked on the road. He allegedly verbally threatened officers who arrived at the scene.
Travis has been fighting to keep the tape sealed from the public ever since, filing an appeal against a decision to release it, but his bid was shot down by the Texas Supreme Court officials in June (17).
However, Travis’ lawyers have still not given up and have now filed a federal lawsuit asking a judge to block the state of Texas from releasing the footage. They have argued Travis has privacy rights and insist showing the tape is essentially the same as releasing private medical records as he was intoxicated and medicated at the time.
His lawyers previously said, “The public (does not have) a right to see individuals in the course of a mental health breakdown any more than they have right to see someone in course of an operation on their heart, kidney or brain.”
Travis pleaded guilty to one count of DWI in 2013 and was sentenced to two years’ probation and ordered to pay a fine, as well as serve 30 days in an alcohol treatment facility and perform 100 hours of community service.
Months later, the 58-year-old suffered a massive stroke and lost his voice. After three years of recovery and rehabilitation, he was able to sing again in 2016.

by WENN

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