Rep. Curry Todd pleads not guilty to gun, DUI charges

Rep. Curry Todd pleads not guilty to gun, DUI charges

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Rep. Curry Todd (source: Tennessee General Assembly) Rep. Curry Todd (source: Tennessee General Assembly)

By ERIK SCHELZIG
Associated Press

NASHVILLE (AP) - State Rep. Curry Todd pleaded not guilty to drunken driving and gun charges.

The Tennessean reports that attorney Worrick Robinson entered the plea on behalf of Todd, who did not attend the hearing 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 between the driver's seat and center console. Todd faces charges of drunken driving, possession of a firearm while under the influence and violating the state's implied consent law for refusing a breath alcohol test.

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

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