Monday, July 09, 2007

Al Gore's Son Busted Again with Pot

Monday's Frat Boy News Pause for the Cause

Harvard University
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Albert Gore III, the son of former vice president Al Gore, was arrested Wednesday on charges of drug possession in California.

Gore, 24, was allegedly driving a blue Toyota Prius south on the San Diego (5) Freeway about 100 mph about 2:15 a.m. when a sheriff's deputy stopped him at the Crown Valley Parkway exit, said Jim Amormino of the Sheriff's Department.

The deputy detected the smell of alleged marijuana, and a search of the car turned up less than an ounce of suspected pot, along with prescription drugs including Valium, Xanax, Vicadin and Adderall, which is used to treat attention deficit disorder, Amormino said.

Gore, a 2005 graduate of Harvard University was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and booked into the Inmate Reception Center in Santa Ana on $20,000 bail, and the Prius was towed and stored, according to Amormino.

This is the second time that Gore has been arrested on drug charges. In Dec. 19, 2003, the youngest Gore and two others were arrested near Washington when an officer pulled them over driving without their headlights on.

The officer smelled marijuana and noticed the windows of the car were open despite frigid temperatures. A search of the car turned up a partial marijuana cigarette, a cigarette box containing suspected marijuana and a crushed soda can that smelled like marijuana.

Gore was charged with marijuana possession, as were the two passengers in the car, Yann V. Kumin, 21, and Marc G. Hordon, 22, both of Cambridge, Mass. All three released before the trial.

The judge that presided over Gore's marijuana possession case said that Gore will have to complete a substance abuse program. Montgomery County District Court Judge Mary McCormick put Albert Gore III's case on an inactive docket for a year, at which point the case was dropped when Gore met certain requirements.

Those requirements included submitting to 12 weeks of urine testing, community service and substance abuse counseling sessions. Gore also couldn't have a criminal conviction during that year.

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