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DUI trial of Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed closes first day
Jury selection and opening statements are complete
by WKSU's KEVIN NIEDERMIER
and KABIR BHATIA


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Kevin Niedermier
 
Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed confers with attorney Anthony Jordan before pleading not guilty to a drunken driving charge in March
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The first day of the DUI trial of Cleveland City Councilman Zack Reed ended with opening statements, after jury selection finished around 2 p.m. this afternoon.

In March, Reed pleaded not guilty to his third drunken driving charge in eight years. 

At the time, his attorney said the councilman wanted a jury trial and that he intends to challenge the suspension of his driver’s license.

It was automatically taken away because he refused to take a Breathalyzer test after being pulled over for allegedly running a red light and making an illegal turn. Reed was convicted of drunken driving in 2005, and served some jail time and went to rehab for his second offense in 2008.

Last month, a judge denied Reed’s request for more time to file pretrial motions in the current case.

City Council has the power to expel members for inappropriate behavior, but has not done so with Reed, who has admitted he has an alcohol problem.

If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail and a fine of at least $350, plus house arrest alcohol abuse treatment and a license suspension of up to five years.
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