By Scott McCabe
D.C. Councilman Marion Barry’s son was charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana in Virginia earlier this month.
According to Hampton, Va., police, 33-year-old Marion Christopher Barry was pulled over after an officer noticed a PT Cruiser driving erratically about 9:10 p.m., Aug. 16.
Police found what appeared to be marijuana on Barry and synthetic marijuana and marijuana in the vehicle.
He was arrested and charged with DUI, possession of marijuana and possession of synthetic marijuana.
He was released on his own recognizance and is expected in court Nov. 13.
It’s not the first brush with the law for the younger Barry. In 2012, he pleaded guilty to possession of marijuana and PCP after he jumped from the window of his apartment in Southwest Washington.
The younger Barry was previously charged with assaulting a police officer in 2005. Court records indicate the charges from that incident were dismissed.
His father, who had had his own problems with drugs, had hoped that his son could eventually take his seat on the D.C. Council.