Curry Todd, seen here in his mugshot from his arrest in October 2011
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - State Rep. Curry Todd pleaded guilty to drunken driving and gun charges on Friday morning.
The Collierville Republican was arrested in October 2011 in Nashville after failing a roadside sobriety test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found stuffed between the driver's seat and center console.
Todd is best known for sponsoring a law that allows people with handgun carry permits to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
Todd was sentenced to 48 hours in jail on the drunken driving charge and to one year of probation for possession of a firearm while under the influence.
As part of his probation, he will have to attend alcohol offense school, as well as a victim impact panel put on by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). He will also have to pay a $350 fine, plus court costs.
He will be barred from carrying a firearm while on probation. If he successfully completes the probation, he can petition the court to have his weapon charge expunged.