Haslam: Rep. Todd apologizes for 'bad mistake'

Gov. Bill Haslam says Rep. Curry Todd has acknowledged and apologized for a "bad mistake" in being arrested on drunken driving and gun charges last week.

Rep. Curry Todd, the lawmaker behind "guns in bars" bill, was arrested for DUI, having gun under influence

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says Rep. Curry Todd has acknowledged and apologized for a "bad mistake" in being arrested on drunken driving and gun charges last week.

Haslam told reporters after a speech in Franklin that he spoke with Todd at a charity golf tournament hosted by Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell and Democratic Rep. Gary Odom on Monday morning.

The governor said Todd's words to him were: "I realize I made a bad mistake, and I'm sorry."

Todd, a Collierville Republican, was arrested in Nashville the night of Oct. 11 after failing a roadside sobriety test and refusing to take a breath test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found in a holster stuffed between the driver's seat and center console.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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