Al Gore III Arrested on Drug Charges

Ex-VP's son nabbed (in a Prius) with pot, prescription drugs
By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Jul 4, 2007 2:03 PM CDT
Former Vice President Al Gore, second from left, and his wife Tipper arrive with their son Albert Gore III, right and daughter Karenna Gore Schiff, left, for the 79th Academy Awards Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007,...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Al Gore III was arrested on drug charges early this morning after being pulled over for doing 100 mph on a California freeway. An Orange County deputy allegedly smelled marijuana, CBS 2 in LA reports, and a search turned up an ounce of pot as well as Valium, Xanax, Vicodin, and Adderall. The ex-VP's son was held on $20,000 bail.

"He did not have a prescription for any of these dangerous drugs," a sheriff's department spokesman told the Orange County Register. The 24-year-old Harvard grad, a magazine executive, also ran afoul of traffic cops in 2000 and 2002. He was arrested for marijuana possession in 2003 and later went through rehab.