Sponsor Of Tennessee Guns In Bars Bill Arrested While Driving Drunk With Gun
Tennessee State Rep. Curry Todd, who sponsored a law making it legal to bring guns into bars in Tennessee, has been charged with possessing a handgun while driving drunk.
Police said he 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’s seat and center console…
Todd sponsored a 2009 bill to let people with handgun carry permits take their weapons into businesses that serve alcohol, provided they don’t drink. Although police and prosecutors spoke out against it, the measure passed and easily survived a veto from former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen.
A judge later declared the law unconstitutionally vague but the Legislature addressed those issues in a new version that became a law last year.
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