Randy Travis Sues To Block DWI Patrol Car Video Release

11:10 AM, May 17, 2013   |    comments
Country Singer Randy Travis Arrested (Photo courtesy Denton County Sheriff's Office.
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Country star Randy Travis has filed a lawsuit to prevent two state agencies from releasing a patrol car video of his 2012 DWI arrest in North Texas.

The Austin American-Statesman (http://bit.ly/108QQ5x ) reported Thursday that the lawsuit filed in Austin names the Texas Department of Public Safety and the state attorney general's office.

Travis pleaded guilty in January to driving while intoxicated. A judge sentenced him to two years' probation and ordered a 180-day suspended jail term.

The judge also granted a defense motion asking that the arrest video not be made public.

Media groups have requested the video from DPS. The AG's office ruled May 3 that the judge doesn't have discretion to bar the video's release.

DPS and the AG's office didn't respond to requests for comment early Friday.

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Information from: Austin American-Statesman, http://www.statesman.com

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5/17/2013 11:00:33 AM (GMT -4:00)

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