Rep. Curry Todd pleads guilty to DUI, weapons charges - WKRN News 2

Rep. Curry Todd pleads guilty to DUI, weapons charges

Posted: Updated: Jan 18, 2013 11:23 AM CST
State Rep. Curry Todd pleaded guilty Friday and briefly spoke with reporters after the hearing. State Rep. Curry Todd pleaded guilty Friday and briefly spoke with reporters after the hearing.
Rep. Todd was arrested in October of 2011. Rep. Todd was arrested in October of 2011.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

State Rep. Curry Todd pleaded guilty Friday to DUI and weapons charges stemming from an October 2011 arrest in Nashville.

The Collierville Republican was arrested in the Hillsboro Village area after failing a roadside sobriety test.

A loaded .38-caliber gun was found stuffed between the driver's seat and center console of his vehicle.

Todd is best known for sponsoring a law that allows people with handgun carry permits to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.

He previously pleaded not guilty to the charges.

In exchange for his guilty plea, Todd was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days probation. He must also serve 48 hours in jail, pay a $350 fine and attend alcohol safety school.

With credit for time already served, Todd's attorney believes his client will only have to serve about eight more hours behind bars.

Todd will also lose his license for a year but is eligible to apply for a restricted license, his attorney said.

Nashville's News 2 was the only camera in the courtroom Friday morning and caught up with a tearful Todd following the hearing.

He again apologized for his actions, saying he was "grateful for the prayers, calls and thoughts over the last 15 months."

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