Marion Barry Has $2,800 Worth of Unpaid DC Tickets

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Former D.C. mayor Marion Barry (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

Former D.C. mayor Marion Barry (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images for HBO)

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LANHAM, Md. (WNEW/AP) — “Mayor For Life” and D.C. councilmember Marion Barry has nearly $3,000 worth of unpaid tickets on his car, according to D.C. Department of Motor Vehicles records.

The District’s Department of Public Works can tow a vehicle or put a boot on it if it has even two unpaid tickets that are more than 60 days old. Barry has a total of 21, including several for failure to display current tags, speeding and illegal parking. The oldest is from February 2012.

LaToya Foster, a spokeswoman for Barry, has said she will is not ready to comment on the reports.

Barry, 78, was taken to a hospital Saturday night after a minor crash on Pennsylvania Avenue in southeast Washington.

Police say the accident involved a car driving the wrong way and colliding with another vehicle. Officer Araz Alali says Barry was cited for driving on the wrong side of the street, driving an unregistered vehicle and failure to have insurance. A person in the other vehicle complained of neck pain and was taken to a hospital.

Foster says Barry suffered a hypoglycemic attack with low blood sugar and was disoriented when he collided with another car. The former mayor is diabetic.

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