Jury deliberates DUI case of Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed

CLEVELAND - The defense rested in the DUI case of Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed without Reed taking the stand.

The jury deliberated for a short while Monday before breaking for the day. They will resume deliberations Tuesday morning.

Reed was arrested in March after officers said he was pulled over by Cleveland police, who said he failed to stop at a light before turning. Officers said he failed a field sobriety test and smelled of alcohol.

The arrest was Reed's third for DUI. If found guilty he could face a maximum of six months in prison, a sentence that could put his council seat in jeopardy.

In Reed's Second Ward, where he has served as councilman since 2000, residents were waiting for word from the Cuyahoga County Justice Center. Ice cream shop owner Bill Vince worries the arrests serve as a distraction.

"Can I count on him to be there when somebody needs him? Can the ward count on him to be there when they need him?" he asked.

Maurice Mays who lives a few doors down said he believes the answer is yes.

"I had problems with my son and he came actually to my house to talk with my wife about it," Mays said. "A lot of people don't do that and I look at him as a man that took out the the time to do that."

Print this article Back to Top

Comments

Related Stories

Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed starts serving sentence in City of Solon Jail Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed starts serving sentence in City of Solon Jail

Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed will call a jail cell home for the next 10 days.

Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed's constituents support him in court

The buzz in the neighborhood was over Ward 2 Councilman Zack Reed's sentencing following his third OVI arrest.

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

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

Councilman Zack Reed attacked by Ward 2 opponent over OVI conviction Councilman Zack Reed attacked by Ward 2 opponent over OVI conviction

Candidates for Cleveland's Ward 2 debated for the first time Tuesday night at the Earl B. Turner Recreation Center on Miles.

Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed convicted of drunken driving for third time Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed convicted of drunken driving for third time

A jury found Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed guilty in his OVI case Tuesday afternoon.

Jury deliberates DUI case of Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed Jury deliberates DUI case of Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed

The jury in the DUI case of Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed set to resume deliberations Tuesday after getting the case Monday afternoon.

DUI trial set to begin for Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed DUI trial set to begin for Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed

Lawyers are expected to begin questioning possible jurors in Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed's DUI trial.

Cleveland council members: More vacant homes should be restored, not demolished Cleveland council members: More vacant homes should be restored, not demolished

Cleveland council members Zack Reed and Jeff Johnson say they believe too many vacant homes are being demolished.

Councilman Zack Reed calling for action on Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed calling for action on Cleveland's number of murders thus far in 2013

Councilman Zack Reed wants more attention paid to Cleveland murders.

Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed appears in court on drunken driving charge Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed appears in court on drunken driving charge

Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed met the new judge that will be handling his upcoming trial on charges that he operated a vehicle while intoxicated.