In the clip (watch below), recorded by a dashboard camera in the police car, officers approach a parked car where they find Travis. They ask his name, which he gives, and then ask if he’s been drinking.
“Yes sir, I have,” responds Travis, 52, “but I’m not driving, as you can see.”
After police pull a bottle of wine from the car, they inform Travis he’s being arrested for public intoxication. His response is one of surprise.
Really? Are you kidding me?,” he asks, before he repeats the question.
In the arrest video, which also depicts officers driving Travis to jail, the singer, who by this point was handcuffed, worries aloud: “Will anyone here drive me back to my vehicle?”
Travis was arrested on Feb. 5 in Sanger, Texas, charged with a misdemeanor, then released a few hours later. The following day, the “Honky Tonk Moon” singer released a statement, accepting responsibility for the incident.
“I apologize for what resulted following an evening of celebrating the Super Bowl,” he said. “I’m committed to being responsible and accountable, and apologize for my actions.”
By Brian Orloff