He may have thought he could leap tall buildings in a single bound, but it was driving that spelled doomsday for Utah’s Man of Steel. Well, that and a stash of meth “about the size of a baseball.”
The Davis Clipper reports a Davis County deputy stopped 33-year-old Christopher Reeves around 3 a.m. Tuesday after he was spotted weaving in and out of traffic in his Chevrolet HHR at speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour. That’s Reeves pictured at right, wearing the Superman T-shirt.
Yes, both the sheriff’s office and local media gleefully recognize the similarities between the suspect’s name and that of the late Superman actor Christopher Reeve. The Clipper used a “faster than a speeding bullet” reference, while Fox 13 went with, “He won’t be kneeling before Zod, but he will have to stand before a judge” (I’m pretty sure Fox 13 wins). Davis County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Sgt. Susan Poulsen acknowledged the T-shirt might not have been “a wise fashion choice” — but as we’re about to learn, wise choices may not be part of Reeves’ repertoire.
Pulling Reeves over, the deputy suspected he might be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, leading to sobriety tests. Spoiler alert: Reeves failed. And then the deputy called in
Krypto the K-9 unit, which allegedly detected drugs and paraphernalia inside the car.
According to Poulsen, deputies discovered 52 grams of meth — “about the size of a baseball” — a baggie of spice, a metal pipe and a meth pipe. Reeves also allegedly admitted to swallowing two Lortab pills a couple of hours before being stopped.
Reeves, who faces several charges — and, presumably, exile to the Phantom Zone — is being held on $15,000 bail.