Thursday, July 5, 2007
Did a Republican Police Officer Arrest Al Gore's Son?
Al Gore 's son was supposedly doing the responsible thing, driving a fuel efficient Toyota Prius. Unfortunately, it may have been more than gasoline fumes coming from the car. Albert Gore III was arrested on the Fourth of July for suspicion of possessing marijuana and prescription drugs. Deputies pulled him over for driving about 100 mph on a San Diego freeway. (Obviously not fuel efficient driving and thus unnecessarily contributing to global warming. )
The deputies allegedly smelled marijuana. They found less than an ounce of marijuana (which may be less then the average found in the typical California car.) They also found Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall ( Adderall used for attention deficit disorder. This may explain why Gore momentarily lost awareness of his speed.) Gore allegedly did not have prescriptions for these medications.
Gore was released on $20,000 bail. The younger Gore was also pulled over and arrested for pot possession in December 2003, in Bethesda, Md. Albert was a student at Harvard at the time of that arrest, which goes to show that brains are not the same as common sense. Gore had substance abuse counseling as part of a pretrial diversion program to settle those charges. (Apparently the counseling educated him as to more effective substances to abuse then Marijuana.)
Al and Tipper youngest son is a resident of Los Angeles and is a publisher of GOOD, a philanthropy orientated magazine.