Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed gets jail time, two-year license suspension for OVI

CLEVELAND - Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed was sentenced three months in jail for a conviction in his OVI case.

A judge sentenced Reed to 180 days jail time with 90 says suspended and 70 deferred, a two-year license suspension, two years probation and a $1,500 fine.

He will report to jail on Sept. 25 and spend 10 days in the Cleveland House of Corrections.

After 60 days, on Nov. 7, Reed will have a check-in hearing to make sure he is complying with the court's orders.

Following his release, he will wear a SCRAM bracelet for 60 days. He will also serve 50 hours of community service and continue alcohol treatment at the Cleveland Clinic, as well as attending various other alcohol treatment meetings.

There will be an alcohol testing device installed in his vehicle and he will have yellow ‘party' plates.

A jury convicted Reed of drunken driving on Aug. 20.

Reed, who has served the second ward since 2000, was stopped at East 9th Street and Rockwell Avenue in Cleveland on March 5.

Police said he failed to stop at a light before turning. He failed a field sobriety test and smell of alcohol, police said.

This was Reed's third arrest for operating a vehicle under the influence. In 2008, he served 10 days in jail for his second drunken driving conviction.

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