Randy Travis to enter drunken-driving plea

 This file photo provided by the Grayson County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office shows Country singer Randy Travis. A prosecutor says the country music star is expected to enter a guilty plea in a drunken-driving case in North Texas.

Grayson County Sheriff's Office via Associated Press

This file photo provided by the Grayson County, Texas, Sheriff’s Office shows Country singer Randy Travis. A prosecutor says the country music star is expected to enter a guilty plea in a drunken-driving case in North Texas.

SHERMAN, Texas (AP) — A prosecutor says country music star Randy Travis is expected to enter a guilty plea in a drunken-driving case in North Texas.

Grayson County District Attorney Joe Brown said Monday that details of the plea agreement will be released following Travis' court appearance Thursday in Sherman.

Travis was naked when he was arrested following a single-vehicle accident Aug. 7 near Tioga, a city about 60 miles north of Dallas. Authorities have said his blood-alcohol level was more than 0.15. The legal limit for driving is 0.08.

Brown says Travis will plead guilty to misdemeanor drunken driving, which is punishable by up to two years in jail and a $4,000 fine. Travis also faced a charge of retaliation for allegedly threatening officers but it's no longer on file with the court.

His lead attorney, who court records identify as John Houston Nix, wasn't immediately available for comment. Travis' lawyers have previously said he has a great deal of respect for law enforcement and has stopped drinking alcohol.

The August accident is part of a string of run-ins with the law for the 53-year-old Travis.

Police in suburban Dallas cited Travis following an Aug. 23 incident in a church parking lot in which he allegedly intervened in an argument involving a woman he knows and her estranged husband. Nobody was hurt.

He pleaded not guilty to simple assault in that matter and has a jury trial scheduled for March.

Travis also was arrested last February in Denton County, northwest of Dallas, for public intoxication. That case is no longer on file with the county court and appears to have been dismissed.

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