D.C. Councilman Vincent Gray has finally paid-off a traffic ticket he received almost eight years ago.
Gray got the citation in Maryland in 2002, according to the Washington Post. He was on the Capital Beltway headed to a Redskins game. Traffic was backed up, so Gray drove on the right shoulder to get around it. He wasn’t the only driver stopped for the maneuver.
Campaign spokeswoman Traci Hughes told the Post that Gray thought he had paid the ticket. It was discovered while doing research for his campaign.
Gray is challenging D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty in the city’s Democratic primary in September.
Fenty has had some traffic issues of his own.
In May 2008, Fenty received a $50 ticket while driving his city-owned Smart car at 43 mph in a 30 mph zone on East Capitol Street, the Washington City Paper reported. Fenty promptly paid the ticket. On Wednesday, he was pulled over in Chinatown for failing to use his right turn signal.