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.