A Cleveland television station is reporting that Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones (D-Ohio) was hospitalized Tuesday night after police found her unconscious behind the wheel of a moving car.
Cleveland’s WOIO reports that police tried to pull over a fast-moving sedan at around 9 p.m. Tuesday but got no response from the driver. When they managed to get the car stopped in a field, they found Tubbs Jones, 58, unconscious in the driver’s seat.
A spokeswoman for the Huron Road Hospital in East Cleveland confirmed Tuesday night that Tubbs Jones was in the hospital but told the AP that family members wanted no further information released. WOIO said that Tubbs Jones' condition has been “stabilized.”
Tubbs Jones, a strong supporter of Hillary Rodham Clinton who endorsed Barack Obama in June, was scheduled to attend next week’s Democratic National Convention in Denver.