CLEVELAND -- Councilman Zack Reed reported to jail at 8 a.m. Wednesday to begin serving a 10-day sentence for his third DUI conviction.
Reed was given that sentence earlier this month for the March incident in which he was pulled over after running a red light and making an illegal turn at East 9th and Rockwell.
Reed claimed during his trial that officers had smelled Listerine, not alcohol. He refused a breath test.
Reed will also spend 60 days under electronic alcohol monitoring, his license has been suspended for two years and he was given two years probation with mandatory treatment.
Reed is already enrolled in a program with the Cleveland Clinic.
The judge also ordered Reed to perform 50 hours of community service and to pay a $1,500 fine.
The judge will convene a hearing in two months to determine whether Reed is fully complying with his sentence. At that time, additional jail time may or may not be imposed.
Reed is being housed for the duration of his sentence at the Solon Jail -- a full-service jail capable of housing 26 inmates.
The city of Solon houses prisoners by contract and by ordinance for a large number of municipalities both within and outside of Cuyahoga County. This is a service that is provided in order to generate revenue to offset our operating costs.
In response to a request for information, Solon police released the following:
The City of Solon Jail Facility operates under the State of Ohio's minimum jail standards for full service jails. These standards can be found through the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Bureau of Adult Detention.
Annually, the Solon Jail Facility houses over 1,900 inmates from various local, state and federal agencies. Over 17,000 meals were served in 2012. The facility operates utilizing institutional food service, toiletries and other supplies.
The Solon Jail Facility can house both pre-sentence and sentenced prisoners for up to 1 ½ years. The facility has a capacity of 26 which is broken up into various cell, dormitory and special needs areas.
The daily average prisoner population fluctuates between 15 and 22 per month, with maximums that have, at times exceeded 26.
Councilman Reed's housing, food and sundries are the same as that provided to any other inmate of the facility without special considerations being made. No information about meal times and service, bedding location, operations and/or booking is being released at this time.
This information could possibly be used by others to aid or abet an escape attempt or other breach of jail security involving any of the other current or future inmates of the facility.
The booking process of Councilman Reed was not videotaped for facility purposes.
This marks Reed's third offense after previously being convicted of driving under the influence in 2005 and 2008.