Police release Randy Travis arrest video from 2012

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Travis, who pleaded guilty and was sentenced to probation, had always been trying to block the release of the arrest video, taking his argument to federal court, but Texas officials released it on Monday after a judge ruled that the video did not violate the star's right to privacy.

The censored dash-cam video shows a naked Travis - a Country Music Hall of Famer - escorted to the police auto by an officer in the town of Sanger, which is located in north Texas.

The 2012 footage of Randy's arrest was released Monday after a federal judge denied the country singer's request to keep it private.

Police release Randy Travis arrest video from 2012
Police release Randy Travis arrest video from 2012

Travis is a Country Music Hall of Fame singer and Grammy victor from Marshville in Union County. He suffered a stroke in 2013 that has left him with limited ability to speak.

The initial lawsuit was filed by media organizations to safeguard the public's constitutional right of access to public information under the Texas Public Information Act. Travis' wife, Mary Davis-Travis, also started a Change.org petition to garner support against releasing the video, arguing that it shows the singer in the midst of a health crisis and should not be shown due to health privacy reasons. But the judge said he did not show a substantial likelihood of success on the claims. "The naked man sitting in the back of the truck is Randy Travis", one officer can be heard saying to another in the video.

According to the Associated Press, the Texas attorney general agreed to redact certain portions of the tape because of Travis' nudity. "He suffered a severe concussion and sustained numerous other injuries from the crash". The video shows the moments after he was handcuffed and put in a police auto. Randy is deeply apologetic for his actions that evening.

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