Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed charged with drunk driving

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Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed (Source: Cleveland Police) Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed (Source: Cleveland Police)

A ticket has now been filed with four charges against Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed.

The most serious charge is drunk driving, the other charges are minor traffic offenses.

Reed posted bond around noon, and is due in court on Wednesday morning.

Reed was stopped at the intersection of East 9th and Rockwell Avenue around 2:30 a.m. Tuesday after he failed to stop at a red light and made an improper turn.

19 Action News has learned Reed refused a breath test.

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This is not Reed's first brush with the law when it comes to alcohol-related issues. Reed dealt with two drunk driving busts back in 2005 and 2007.

He was sentenced to probation for the first arrest, and his license was suspended. Reed served ten days in jail for the second arrest, but even then, he was given special treatment at the city lockup. He was allowed to stay in the infirmary in a private room away from the general population.

19 Action News Reporter Ed Gallek broke the story on Twitter and on 19 Action News This Morning.

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