Oh this is rich. It seems Al Gore III has a need for speed, in more ways than one. At least he was driving an Earth-friendly Toyota Prius. I didn't know they could go 100 mph! Very impressive. So he was speeding while using and in the possession of illegal drugs, with obvious disdain for the safety of anyone else. That is not very nice, or smart.
The kicker for me was seeing what Gore Jr. is doing for a living......He is an associate publisher for GOOD magazine, which promotes philanthropy FOR young people. What total hypocrisy and mind-boggling, humanity-insulting nerve. The whole family should be honest and just admit that what they are really about is philanthropy for the Gore's. Now we know where all the ticket money for these "Live Earth" concerts is going.
Al Gore's son arrested for drug possession
24-year-old was driving Prius at about 100 mph, authorities say
Kevork Djansezian / AP
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. - Al Gore's son was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs after deputies pulled him over for speeding, authorities said.
Al Gore III, 24, was driving a blue Toyota Prius about 100 mph on the San Diego Freeway when he was pulled over at about 2:15 a.m., Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino said.
The deputies said they smelled marijuana and searched the car, Amormino said. They found less than an ounce of marijuana along with Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall, which is used for attention deficit disorder, he said.
"He does not have a prescription for any of those drugs," Amormino said.
Gore was being held in the men's central jail in Santa Ana on $20,000 bail.
Kalee Kreider, a spokeswoman for his parents, did not immediately return phone messages to The Associated Press on Wednesday.
Prior arrest in 2003
The son of the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee also was pulled over and arrested for pot possession in December 2003, in Bethesda, Md., while he was a student at Harvard University.
He completed substance abuse counseling as part of a pretrial diversion program to settle those charges.
The youngest of Al and Tipper Gore's four children and their only son, Gore lives in Los Angeles and is an associate publisher of GOOD, a magazine about philanthropy aimed at young people.