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

Barry's Jaguar shown with its rear bumper dragging on the ground. (Photo: Tim Craig)

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.