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Rep. Todd Offered Plea Deal, Declines For Now

By Erik Schelzig, Associated Press
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Prosecutors on Tuesday offered a plea deal to Rep. Curry Todd on charges of drunken driving and carrying a loaded handgun while intoxicated.
The Collierville Republican’s attorney, Worrick Robinson, said “nothing’s been decided” about the unspecified deal after the initial meeting with prosecutors outside a Nashville courtroom.
“A five-minute conversation with the district attorney’s office is not going to be enough to gauge that,” said Robinson.
Todd’s lawyer and the district attorney’s office declined to divulge details of the plea offer.
Todd made a statement to assembled reporters after a brief court appearance to set the next hearing date for Jan. 10 — the same day the Legislature convenes for the second session of the 107th General Assembly.
“Everybody’s capable of making a mistake,” he said. “Those who know me know this is uncharacteristic of me.”
Todd apologized to his family, friends, constituents, legislative colleagues and the governor.
“And that’s it,” Todd said in wrapping up his brief remarks. “I will move on from this and make a better person of myself and my life.”

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