On Wednesday, police arrested Albert Gore III, the son of former Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore. Gore III was driving a Toyota Prius at 100 mph on the San Diego Freeway at approximately 2:15 a.m. Gore III, who has a previous conviction for drunk driving and for marijuana possession, was stopped by officers of the Sheriff’s Department.
The arresting officers smelled marijuana and searched Gore’s car. In the car, the police found marijuana, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin, all of which are controlled substances. Though the last three are prescription drugs, Gore did not have a prescription for any of them.
Gore was held on $20,000 cash bail. Gore’s parents did not return the phone call of the Associated Press to them. A spokesman for Gore later told Reuters that the former Democratic Presidential candidate was traveling and unavailable for comment.
Albert Gore III is an associate publisher of GOOD, described by Reuters as “a magazine about philanthropy aimed at young people.”
Reuters also described the Prius as an “environmentally friendly car.”
There also was no immediate word from Reuters on whether a Prius driven at 100 mph on a crowed California freeway by a driver under the influence is more or less “environmentally friendly” than a Tahoe driven at the speed limit by a driver in possession of all of his or her faculties.