Charges against state Rep. Curry Todd (R-Colliersville) were bound over to a grand jury Tuesday morning, nearly four months after he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of a firearm while under the influence.
Todd appeared in court briefly to sign a waiver for a preliminary hearing. The prosecution originally noted that they needed to have an additional implied consent hearing, but Todd waived that hearing, too. Later, the prosecution announced all of the charges had been bound over to the Davidson County grand jury.
The grand jury will hear Todd's case, then decide whether or not to indict him.
Todd was pulled over late one night last October near 21st Avenue and Blair Boulevard. Police arrested him after he refused to submit to a blood-alcohol test, and during a search of his vehicle, an officer allegedly found a loaded Smith & Wesson .38 Special in a holster between the driver seat and the center console.
Todd, the chief sponsor of the “guns in bars” legislation, stands to have his carry permit suspended for three years.