FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) – Gov. Bill Haslam says Rep. Curry Todd has acknowledged and apologized for a “bad mistake” in being arrested on drunken driving and gun charges last week.
Haslam told reporters after a speech in Franklin that he spoke with Todd at a charity golf tournament hosted by Republican House Speaker Beth Harwell and Democratic Rep. Gary Odom on Monday morning.
The governor said Todd's words to him were: “I realize I made a bad mistake, and I'm sorry.”
Todd, a Collierville Republican, was arrested in Nashville the night of Oct. 11 after failing a roadside sobriety test and refusing to take a breath test. A loaded .38-caliber gun was found in a holster stuffed between the driver's seat and center console.
*The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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