BREAKING NEWS: Councilman Zack Reed Sentenced

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Five days before the primary election, Cleveland Councilman Zack Reed faced a judge.

He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, but 90 were suspended and 70 days were deferred.

Reed will also have to pay a $1,500 fine.

Reed was arrested in March on his third OVI since 2005.

Last month, a jury found him guilty despite testimony from a corrections officer and a bartender who served him that night that he didn’t seem to be impaired.

Hours after the verdict, Reed sat down at FOX 8 and admitted he has a problem but stressed that it’s up to the voters to decide whether he’s fit to remain on council.

“By God’s grace, I’ve not hurt myself, and not hurt anyone else, and the position and the mistakes I made by putting myself behind a car while drinking could have placed me in that position.  So by only the grace of God.  Grateful for God, my family, my friends, and grateful for the people of Ward 2,” Reed said during the interview.

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