Thursday, January 31, 2013

Randy Travis sentenced to 180 days in jail for DUI, but receives probation

Country singer Randy Travis has been sentenced after his August 2012 drunk driving incident. He plead guilty to the incident, and was sentenced to 180 days in jail on Thursday.

However, he most likely won't spend any time behind bars. In this case, it's not because of jail overcrowding, which is how folks like Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and others always seem to spend a few hours in jail, and then are released. Instead, Travis' sentence was probated for two years.

In other words, he's on probation for two years. As long as he stays on the straight and narrow for that time, he'll avoid jail. If however, he has a legal problem, authorities can bring him in and make him serve the 180 days.

In addition to probation, Travis must check in to an inpatient alcohol treatment facility for a minimum of 30 days and complete 100 hours of community service.

Finrally, Travis must also install an ignition interlock device on any vehicle he drives for the next two years. The interlock measures a driver's blood alcohol level and will prevent the engine from starting if the driver's BAC is above the legal limit.

Travis was arrested for DUI on Aug. 7, 2012. Police found him lying naked in the roadway, having crashed his car in a construction area in Texas.

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