Reed was wanted for not paying a fine for a previous drunk driving conviction.
(Cleveland) - City Councilman Zach Reed had a warrant out for his arrest from a drunken driving conviction in 2008. Reed served a 10-day sentence for what was his second drunken-driving conviction.
The warrant was issued because Reed had failed to pay the balance due on a $500 fine and court costs. However, he paid the debt when released from jail Tuesday and the warrant was canceled.
Police say the 51-year-old lawmaker was arrested in downtown Cleveland early Tuesday after running a red light and making an improper turn. Police report he failed a sobriety test and refused a breath test.
Reed says he doesn't plan to step down from council and will take his case to trial. He has been a councilman for 13 years.
Reed's attorney contends the public shouldn't rush to judgment.
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