Just as the father is preparing himself to electrify the entire world with a 24-hour musical spectacular, the son has a run-in with the law.
He is hoping to arouse the conscience of the people on the burgeoning climate crisis, but his son has handed him a huge embarrassment by being hauled up on drug abuse charges.
Orange County sheriff's deputies in Florida stopped Former US Vice President Al Gores son Albert Arnold Gore III on Tuesday for driving about 100 mph on southbound Interstate 5 in Laguna Niguel, authorities said.
They intercepted his Toyota Prius at the Crown Valley Parkway exit and detected the "strong odor of marijuana," said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the sheriff's department. A search of the car found marijuana and prescription drugs Vicodin, Valium, Xanax and Adderall, an amphetamine used to treat attention deficit disorder, Amormino said.
"He didn't have a prescription for any of it," Amormino said.
Gore was booked into Orange County Jail in Santa Ana on four charges, including possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of the drugs without a prescription.
Nearly 12 hours later he was released from the jail.
The 24-year-old Gore has a history of arrests on suspicion of possession of marijuana, drunk driving and speeding. One night just before Christmas in 2003, an officer stopped him for driving without having his 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.
In September 2002, Gore was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving near Ft. Myer, a military base in suburban Virginia outside Washington, D.C. In August 2000, he was ticketed by the North Carolina Highway PatrolPage: 1 2 Related medicine news :1
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