Charges against state Rep. Curry Todd sent before grand jury

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 1:54pm

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.

9 Comments on this post:

By: pswindle on 2/7/12 at 12:57

He broke the law. Now, let's see if politics plays a part.

By: Ask01 on 2/7/12 at 1:32

Between politicians and law enforcement, the state's DUI industry should be booming. Not to mention the forced sale of interlock devices to prevent anyone with alcohol on their breath from starting a car. The use of public transportation should see an upswing also.

This all hinges, of course, on the law being applied fairly to politicians and police. I am truly enjoying the circus, especially after the deluge of anti drinking and driving commercials during the holiday season.

Let the ax fall!

By: treehugger7 on 2/8/12 at 7:32

Throw the book at him! Make him the poster child for drinking and carrying. If the repubs had a backbone, they would make him resign. How can anyone take him or them seriously any more?

By: Nitzche on 2/8/12 at 8:48

because we listen to Barry(when they let him go out there and speak), so listening to the Republicans when they screw up is easy...Barry's biggest transaction on any level before he ascended to the Presidency was the purchase of his home...now this guy has run up $15 trillion in debt,,,so let's talk about taking someone serious

By: pswindle on 2/8/12 at 9:00

No, President Obama did not run up the debt. Have you forgotten that Bush spent the surplus and got us in 2 damn wars, and had a drug policy that was not paid for.
Get off of your lies and digest the truth. When Presdient Obama took office we were sinking to the bottom.

By: Nitzche on 2/9/12 at 9:00

president Obama is THE BEST!

By: Left-of-Local on 2/9/12 at 9:31

Very hopeful that yet another hypocritical GOP/conservative toolbag will have the book thrown at him. Serves the redneck jackass right.

By: Ask01 on 2/9/12 at 5:54

To be quite honest, Left-of-Local, I don't particularly care if a politician is classified as left or right wing; when they break the laws established for the citizenry, they deserve to be punished to the fullest extent of that law.

One train of thought is law breaking politicians, like law enforcement who misbehave, should be subjected to more stringent penalties than the average citizen. Politicians should not pass, or allow to remain on the books, laws they themselves won't obey. Rep. Todd's transgression is especially heinous considering legislation he championed. As far as law enforcement, I would say they should be given the same break they would show to citizens. If they are going to enforce to the letter of the law, they should obey the same laws and suffer significantly harsher punishment when they break the laws.

Sorry for the rambling rant folks. I just have a real burr in the saddle about anyone in a position of authority who seems to exude an air of 'do as I say, not as I do.' Such arrogance is totally offensive.

By: Ask01 on 2/9/12 at 5:55

Oh, one more comment, Left, I do agree with your assessment of Mr. Todd.