Randy Travis arrested on public intoxication charge

Country singer arrested outside Sanger, Texas, church

Published On: Feb 06 2012 11:42:45 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 06 2012 12:06:57 PM CST
SANGER, Texas -

Country singer Randy Travis was arrested on a public intoxication charge early Monday.

Denton County sheriff's deputies said Travis was spotted in front of a church in Sanger, Texas, with an open bottle of wine.

Detectives said Travis smelled like alcohol and was taken into custody.

Travis was booked into the Denton County Jail about 1:30 a.m. and he was released a few hours later.

Investigators said it is common for people arrested on a similar charge to be taken to jail for a few hours to sober up.

The charge is a class-C misdemeanor.

Sanger, Texas, is about 15 miles north of Denton, Texas.

Travis owns a ranch in Tioga, Texas, which is about 25 miles east of Sanger, Texas.