Sponsor of Tenn. bill on guns in bars charged with having gun while driving drunk

Posted Oct. 12, 2011, at 9:28 a.m.
Curry Todd
Curry Todd

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Rep. Curry Todd, a lead sponsor of a law allowing handgun carry permit holders to bring their guns into bars, has been arrested on charges of drunken driving and possession of a gun while under the influence.

Police say in court documents that the Collierville Republican was pulled over in Nashville late Tuesday. He allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a breathalyzer. A loaded Smith & Wesson 38 Special was found in a holster stuffed between the driver seat and the center console.

The name of a lawyer for Todd, who is a former Memphis police officer, could not immediately be located. A spokesman for the House Republican Caucus had no immediate comment on the arrest.

Todd’s arrest was first reported by WSMV-TV.

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