Marion Barry Injured in Accident; Receives Numerous Citations

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Councilmember Marion Barry. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Councilmember Marion Barry. (Photo: Kris Connor/Getty Images)

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UPDATE, Aug. 4, 2014 11:54 a.m.: Former D.C. mayor Marion Barry has been released from the hospital.

WASHINGTON (WNEW/AP) — Marion Barry, D.C. Councilman for Ward 8, was involved in a “minor fender bender” in Southeast late Saturday night.

Just before midnight, the former mayor of D.C. took to Twitter to let his followers know he and everyone else involved in the accident is “okay.” Barry, a diabetic, goes on to say that had a hypoglycemic attack before the accident.

The Councilman was taken to a hospital just after the 9:30 p.m. crash on Pennsylvania Avenue in Southeast. Police say the accident involved a car driving the wrong way down a one-way street when it collided with another vehicle.

Barry’s spokeswoman LaToya Foster says Barry had been suffering from a hypoglycemic attack with dangerously low blood sugar levels and was disoriented when he collided with another car. The 78-year-old Barry is diabetic and has suffered various health issues in recent years.

Police say Barry was issued three citations, including failure to have insurance, driving on wrong side of the street, and driving an unregistered vehicle.

Barry’s son Christopher Barry was jailed last week after he was caught driving on a revoked license.

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