D.C. Council member Marion Barry was detained and ticketed by the Secret Service early yesterday, after uniformed officers stopped him near the White House for running a red light and detected the smell of alcohol. . . .
The officers administered a field sobriety test and took Barry to the U.S. Capitol Police station, where he was given a breathalyzer test.
Mazur said police could not get an accurate reading on the breathalyzer, so Barry was asked to submit to a urine analysis, which he refused.
. . .The former four-term mayor accused federal authorities of trying to "embarrass and discredit me."
Actually, Mr. Barry, I think you've been doing a fine job of embarrassing and discrediting yourself. And after everything, I doubt that anyone's buying a conspiracy theory at this point.