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Tennessee lawmaker arrested on drunken driving charge

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A state lawmaker from Metro Nashville is facing charges of drunken driving and violation of the implied consent law.

Nashville police pulled Rep. Bill Beck over on Friday morning and arrested him after he declined to complete a roadside sobriety or a breath alcohol test. Beck is a first-term Democrat who represents portions of downtown and eastern Nashville.

The arresting police officer said in an affidavit that Beck's truck was travelling with two wheels in the turn lane, and that the lawmaker had bloodshot eyes and slurred speech. Beck told police he had not been drinking.

Online court records do not list an attorney for Beck, whose hearing is scheduled for May 14. Beck's legislative office had no immediate comment on the arrest.

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