TN Sponsor of ‘Guns in Bars Bill’ Arrested for Driving Drunk with Loaded Gun
Rep. Curry Todd, a Collierville Republican, was pulled over in Nashville late Tuesday, police say in court documents.
The arrest occurred on 21st Avenue South at Blair Boulevard at 10:55 p.m.
Todd 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.”
Stay classy, Tennessee. It’s good to know that when your lawmakers aren’t busy making it illegal to say the word gay, or threatening that gay men will rape Tennessee parents’ daughters, and your pastors aren’t busy beating up gay church-goers, you can still find the time for some good old fashioned booze and guns irony.
It breaks my heart just a bit that we live in a country that needed an actual real life example of why guns and alcohol shouldn’t mix, but this sure ought to do it.