October 20, 2011

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Whizzers! Now barreling into DizzyTown all (allegedly) hopped up on booze and totin’ a .38: State Rep. Curry Todd! You, sir, make us Dizzy for apparently breaking the (dubious) law you championed!

Nashville police arrested and jailed an allegedly drunk (“almost falling down at times,” an affidavit reports) Todd on Oct. 11 when his GMC Envoy was tracked doing 60 mph in a 40 mph zone, reports the Nashville Scene.

Todd, the Collierville Republican behind the state’s guns-in-bars law, was also charged with possession of a handgun while under the influence but refused a Breathalyzer.

As one wag on the Tennessee Firearms Association website put it, “Thanks Curry for the bad publicity.”

Todd resigned his post as chairman of the special House firearms task force following his arrest and this week resigned his position of chairman of the powerful House Committee on State and Local Government.

State Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey told reporters it would be up to Todd’s constituents—many of whom, we assume, count themselves as law-abidin’ citizens who like to carry guns in bars—whether he should remain in office.  

October 20, 2011

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