Al Gore III Arrested for Drug Possession

Perhaps former Vice President Al Gore should stop worrying about everyone else’s carbon footprint and help his son beat his drug problem.

Former Vice President Al Gore’s son, Albert Gore III, was arrested early Wednesday morning in Orange County, California on suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs, the Orange County Sheriff’s Department told CNN.

Gore, 24, was allegedly driving a Toyota Prius at 100 mph on the San Diego Freeway at 2:15 a.m. when a police officer pulled him over. The officer reported that he smelled marijuana and a search of the car yielded less than an ounce of the drug. The prescription drugs Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, and Adderall were in the car as well, police reported.

“He does not have a prescription for any of those drugs,” Jim Amormino of the Sheriff’s Department told The Associated Press.

Gore was booked into a Santa Ana jail under a $20,000 bond, the Sheriff’s Department said.

I feel bad for him. His dad is out there “saving the world” from global warming while his son keeps trying to get his attention.

Gore III completed a substance abuse program in 2004 after he was charged with possession of marijuana in Maryland after police observed him driving without his headlights on.

He was ticketed for reckless driving by North Carolina police in August 2000 when he was clocked going 94 mph in a 55 mph zone. Military police arrested him for drunk driving near a military base in Virginia in September 2002.

(Jay Tea adds: I’m gonna bite the bullet here and agree with nogo. (Yes, it’s even more painful than you can imagine.) The only thing newsworthy here is that a Prius will break triple digits. Unless and until Al 3 becomes a public figure in his own right, he should be left alone.)

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