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Ian McColgin
10-12-2011, 02:04 PM
Every party has its own special hypocrisies

From MyFox, Memphis

REP. CURRY TODD ARRESTED FOR DUI
Updated: Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011, 10:28 AM CDT
Published : Wednesday, 12 Oct 2011, 7:17 AM CDT


Nashville, Tn - Local state representative Curry Todd has been arrested in Nashville. He is charged with DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

Police picked him up around 11:15 Tuesday night.

Todd is a Republican from Collierville.

According to court documents, Rep. Todd was stopped in his GMC Envoy and police say they detected a strong odor of alcohol coming from the vehicle.

He allegedly failed a roadside sobriety test and refused to take a Breathalyzer test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found in a holster stuffed between the driver seat and the center console.

A police affidavit said Todd was unsteady on his feet, "almost falling down at times." It concluded that Todd was "obviously very impaired and not in any condition to be carrying a loaded handgun."

The name of a lawyer for Todd, who is a former Memphis police officer, could not immediately be located. A spokesman for the House Republican Caucus had no immediate comment on the arrest.

Todd sponsored a 2009 bill to allow people with handgun carry permits to bring their weapons into bars and restaurants that serve alcohol, provided they don't drink. The law passed despite opposition from law enforcement and district attorney groups, and easily survived a veto from former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen.

A judge later declared the law unconstitutionally vague. The Legislature passed a new version last year.

Todd, the chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee, is known for flashes of a quick temper. After Bredesen vetoed the original version of the guns in bars bill, Todd said: "I want to tell you what the governor can do with that piece of paper he just sent."

Todd also drew national attention last year for saying in a committee hearing that illegal immigrants can "go out there like rats and multiply" after hearing that federal law requires the state to extend prenatal care to women regardless of their citizenship status because all children born in the U.S. are citizens.

Todd initially acknowledged that he used the wrong words and that he meant to say "anchor babies" itself a term many consider offensive but refused to apologize for the original remark.

Todd later changed course and said he would "apologize if the comment offended anyone."

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LeeG
10-12-2011, 02:07 PM
now he wasn't shooting while drunk was he?

Soundbounder
10-12-2011, 02:08 PM
Guns and Inebriation ........together at last

brad9798
10-12-2011, 02:19 PM
The only thing missing from this article: a professional athlete ...

Why would any sane lib gloat, Ian ... why would anyone gloat, Ian?

No dims ever been drunk ... and/or arrested for DUI?

You have fallen from your well-respected perch, over the last couple of years ...

Drunks know no bounds ... LET ALONE political ones! :rolleyes:

BrianW
10-12-2011, 02:37 PM
Try to take the high road Ian.

We had a thread a couple months back, about a democratic politician, and I did. It felt good.

Waddie
10-12-2011, 03:04 PM
The absolute truth is people around here, both Dems and Reps, drunk or sober, with or without a permit and regardless of any law carry guns anywhere they damn well please.

Mike, you've hit on a point that sort of defines our American culture. We tend to judge laws for ourselves, determine which ones we think make sense, and to he** with the ones we don't agree with. So you can set the speed limit at 55, but no one is going to actually drive 55 if they don't want to. 75 is the top speed limit in my state, but outside of big cities everyone does at least 85, and that's in the slow lane. You can ban alcohol and drugs all you want, but if people want to do them they will. I guess it's our heritage of the "rugged individual" or something, but Americans are notoriously difficult to govern...

regards,
Waddie

Nicholas Scheuer
10-12-2011, 03:13 PM
Rotflmao!

brad9798
10-12-2011, 05:09 PM
Americans are probably the easiest, sorriest clowns to govern ...

Speeding is not NOT being governed ... learn the difference.

Remember back in 2000, when we had no leader for a period of time ... if we WERE difficult to govern, there would have been revolution ... or at least isolated violence ...

NOPE! We put our collective heads down and continued with life as usual!

Difficult to govern ... Sheesh! :rolleyes: