Rep. Curry Todd indicted on DUI, gun possession charges

Rep. Curry Todd, photo courtesy Davidson County.
Rep. Curry Todd, photo courtesy Davidson County.

(WMC-TV) - Tennessee State Representative Curry Todd has been indicted on charges stemming from a DUI arrest last October.

A Davidson County grand jury indicted Todd on DUI and handgun possession charges.  However, Todd's attorney told The Tennessean he is not surprised by the indictments.

Police said in October of last year, the 65-year-old Republican from Collierville was initially pulled over for speeding and driving erratically in Nashville.

Todd would go on to fail a sobriety test and refused a breath test.  Officers then found a loaded handgun in Todd's vehicle.

In November of last year, Todd rejected a plea deal offered by the district attorney's office.

In addition to the criminal indictments, Todd was also indicted on a charged of implied consent.  That is a civil offense that could result in Todd losing his driver's license.

Todd's attorney said he and his client have been expecting the indictment for some time and they will address the charges in court.

The impact on Todd's political career remains to be seen, but Speaker of the House Beth Harwell told The Tennessean that the indictments will make it "difficult if not impossible" for Todd to be restored to his powerful post as chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee.

Todd resigned that post after his arrest.

No arraignment date has been set for the case.

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