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 allegedly 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..
I’ll be damned: I never knew a Prius could do 100 mph. I am impressed, Toyota. I did, however laugh out loud upon reading this. What an ass. I wonder who Tipper will blame for this. Maybe Twisted Sister or Sheena Easton or Prince... again. What losers.
Side thought: How much damage to the environment is caused by burning marijuana? Can’t be any more than flying around on a private jet like dear old Dad, right?
The Inconvenient Truth about Jr.
-In 1996, he was suspended from his high school for smoking marijuana.
- In August 2000, he was ticketed for reckless driving by North Carolina police for driving 94 mph.
- In September 2002, military police arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving near a military base in Virginia.
- In 2003, he was charged with marijuana possession in Maryland after police stopped the car he was driving for not having its headlights on.
- In February 2004, he entered a substance abuse program as part of a plea agreement.