Guns and Alcohol and TN Representative Curry Todd

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by sinde on October 12, 2011

Well, he’s “just” a state representative, but he’s enough to make us proud to live in Tennessee — and that was before this mug shot and his DUI.

Representative Curry Todd (R) from Collierville, TN sponsored a 2009 bill in the Tennessee House that would allow guns to be carried into bars.  While most of us (on the left) do not think this is a good idea, it seems that some Tennesseans support the measure.

Although there is no evidence and no insinuation that Rep. Todd has ever carried a gun into a bar, we may understand his support of the bill.  Apparently, the good representative enjoys his gun, his alcohol and driving ….. all at the same time.  At 11:15 last night (October 11) Todd was stopped in Nashville.  His driving was somewhat erratic.  According to the police, the strong smell of alcohol was coming from the car.

He allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a Breathalyzer test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found in a holster stuffed between the driver seat and the center console.

A police affidavit said Todd was unsteady on his feet, “almost falling down at times.” It concluded that Todd was “obviously very impaired and not in any condition to be carrying a loaded handgun.”

From the looks of his mug shot, Todd wasn’t in any condition to drive either.  Makes me want to sing a chorus of “Rocky Top”.

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