Lawmaker to be arraigned on gun, DUI charges

Rep. Curry Todd, the lawmaker behind

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

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- State Rep. Curry Todd is scheduled to arraigned on drunken driving and weapons charges in Nashville on Friday.

The Collierville Republican was arrested in October after failing a roadside sobriety test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found stuffed in a holster between the driver's seat and center console.

Todd has been charged with drunken driving, possession of a firearm while under the influence and violating the state's implied consent law for refusing a breath alcohol test.

Nashville police said they stopped Todd for swerving and going 60 mph in a 40 mph zone.

Todd was a main sponsor of a state law allowing handgun carry permit holders to bring weapons into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol. It's unclear where Todd was traveling from at the time of his arrest.


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