Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Norris-Todd Co-Sponsor Arrested in Nashville for DUI

Posted By on Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 8:21 AM

State Rep. Curry Todd
  • State Rep. Curry Todd
State Rep. Curry Todd (R-Collierville) was booked into Davidson County Jail in Nashville Tuesday night on charges of DUI and possession of a handgun while under the influence.

Initial news reports, based on court documents, state that Todd was driving his GMC Envoy when stopped by police, who detected a strong odor of alcohol from inside the vehicle.

Todd was the co-sponsor, along with state Senator Mark Norris (R-Collierville) of the Norris-Todd bill, an ad hoc measure passed by the General Assembly last February to guide the ongoing merger of school systems in Shelby County. The basic provisions of Norris-Todd, including a two-year timetable for merger of Memphis City Schools with Shelby County Schools and the creation of a Planning Commission to advise the transition, have been affirmed in the rulings of U.S. District Judge Hardy Mays. A provision of the bill allowing special school districts in 2013 has not yet been ruled on by Judge Mays.

Todd also become something of a cynosure last year for remarks during a committee hearing in which he likened the potential birth rate of illegal immigrants to that of rats.

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