Haslam: Rep. Todd apologizes for ‘bad mistake’

Haslam: Rep. Todd apologizes for 'bad mistake' (Image 1)
Haslam: Rep. Todd apologizes for 'bad mistake' (Image 1)

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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