Friday, June 29, 2007
ok guys, i realize that this is going to sound like the setup for a good joke, but no, it's a real story. wait...let me rephrase that. the story here is true...but it could still be the setup for a good joke.
Al Gore's son, Al Gore III., was pulled over for speeding...in his Prius. the cop smelled weed, searched the car, and found a little marijuana and some pills including Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall and Soma.
here's the beginning of the story, and here's a link to it.
Al Gore's son busted for drugs in hybrid car
Wed Jul 4, 2007 10:22PM EDT
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The 24-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore was arrested for drug possession on Wednesday after he was stopped for speeding in his hybrid Toyota Prius, a sheriff's official said.
Al Gore III -- whose father is a leading advocate of policies to fight global warming -- was driving his environmentally friendly car at about 100 miles per hour on a freeway south of Los Angeles when he was pulled over by an Orange County sheriff's deputy at about 2:15 a.m.
The deputy smelled marijuana and searched the car, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. The search turned up a small amount of marijuana, along with prescription drugs including Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, Adderall and Soma. There were no prescriptions found, he said.
Gore was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and booked into the Inmate Reception Center in Santa Ana, about 34 miles south of Los Angeles, on $20,000 bail. Although he quickly identified himself as the son of the former vice president, Amormino said Gore received no special privileges.