A 48-year-old Oliver Springs man was arrested for his seventh drunk driving charge, this time for riding a John Deere lawnmower on the side of Tri-County Boulevard in Anderson County while intoxicated.
The man pleaded guilty to the DUI charges and was sentenced to two years in jail and a $3,000 fine. Due to his excessive arrests for drunk driving, he has also been ordered to pay more than $10,000 for violating probation.
According to the arresting officer, the man had bloodshot eyes, slurred speech, and smelled of alcohol. He later failed a series of field sobriety tests, the Tennessean reports.
State Rep. Curry Todd, 65, was indicted last week on charges of driving while intoxicated and possessing a loaded firearm while under the influence stemming from his arrest in October, the Tennessean reports.
The Davidson County grand jury made their decision after the arrest report noted that Todd was seen speeding and driving erratically before he failed field sobriety tests. Todd refused a breathalyzer test at the scene. The Collierville Republican rejected a plea deal from the DA last November.
No arraignment date has been set at this time. If convicted, Todd could possibly lose his driver’s license. He resigned from his positions in the House State and Local Government Committee following his arrest.