Tennessee State Rep. Curry Todd declined a plea deal offered by prosecutors during a settlement hearing Tuesday following his arrest last month on drunken driving and weapons charges.
Todd appeared with his attorney, Worrick Robinson, and made a brief statement, apologizing for the events of the night in court.
The Collierville Republican also pledged to “make a better person of myself.”
He told a gathering of reporters after the hearing that “everybody is capable of making a mistake.”
Details of the plea deal offered were not released.
A new hearing date is set for January 10.
Todd, a retired Memphis police officer, stepped down as chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee following an October 11 traffic stop that led to his arrest on charges of drunken driving, refusing a breath test and possessing a firearm while intoxicated.
His attorney declined to say whether Todd had been at a bar before being pulled over.
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- Oct. 24, 2011: Rep. Todd to hold fundraiser week after court date
- Oct. 19, 2011: Curry Todd returns to Legislature after DUI, gun arrest
- Oct. 17, 2011: Rep. Todd resigns as chair of gov't committee
- Oct. 17, 2011: Haslam: Rep. Todd apologizes for 'bad mistake'
- Oct. 13, 2011: State rep. resigns from guns task force following DUI arrest
- Oct. 12, 2011: State Rep. arrested on DUI charges in Nashville