Albert Gore III, the son of former Vice President and Presidential candidate Al Gore, was arrested as he 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.
This just proves how fast a Prius can go, but this is also not a good way to show its speed.