Former D.C. Mayor Marion Barry's $2,824 in unpaid traffic, parking tickets suddenly paid off

      WASHINGTON (AP/WJLA) Amidst a flurry of media attention, former D.C. mayor Marion Barry has suddenly paid his outstanding traffic tickets after accumulating $2,824 in fines over the past two and a half years.

      The website of the District's Department of Motor Vehicles showed that Barry's 2002 Jaguar had a balance of $0 on Tuesday afternoon. Earlier in the day, it reflected the entire balance was still due.

      DMV official Lucinda Babers says Barry paid $1,779 and $1,045 was reduced through adjudication.

      The 78-year-old Barry is currently D.C.'s Ward 8 councilman, a position that comes with some parking privileges.

      He was involved in a traffic accident on Saturday night and was cited for lack of registration and proof of insurance. A spokeswoman for Barry said he suffered a hypoglycemic attack before the crash.

      Barry's other recent traffic tickets included five citations for speeding and one for running a red light.