From the "there's so much irony here we can't even comment" department: The legislative sponsor of the "Guns in Bars" bill has been arrested for possession of a handgun while under the influence. Oh, and a DUI too.
State Rep. Curry Todd (R-Collierville), chief sponsor of the controversial "guns in bars" bill, was arrested in Nashville Tuesday night. Todd was picked up by Metro Police and charged with DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence.Police stopped Todd in his GMC Envoy at about 11:15 p.m. Tuesday. Police say they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.According to an affidavit, police also found a loaded Smith and Wesson 38 Special between the driver's seat and the car's center console.A search of a handgun carry permit database provided by the Commercial Appeal in Memphis shows Todd does have a permit. Tennessee law prohibits posession of a handgun while under the influence. It is a Class A misdemeanor and carries a sentence of up to one year and a fine of up to $2,500. Todd's permit may be suspended for up to three years.