July 04, 2007

Who knew?

A Prius can do 100 MPH!

The 24-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore was arrested for drug possession on Wednesday after he was stopped for allegedly speeding in his hybrid Toyota Prius, a sheriff's official said.

Al Gore III -- whose father is a leading advocate of policies to fight global warming -- was driving his environmentally friendly car at about 100 miles per hour on a freeway south of Los Angeles when he was pulled over by an Orange County sheriff's deputy at about 2:15 a.m..

A subsequent search yielded a small amount of marijuana, along with prescription drugs including Valium, Xanax, Vicodin and Adderall, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. There were no prescriptions found, he said.

Gore was arrested on suspicion of drug possession and booked into the Inmate Reception Center in Santa Ana, about 34 miles south of Los Angeles, on $20,000 bail, he said.
Well, that answers a burning question of mine.... I was wondering if the Prius had any guts. Turns out that it might not be worthless as a vehicle, after all,

As for algore, junior, MWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA. Moron.

h/t Steve-O

Posted by caltechgirl at July 4, 2007 12:57 PM | TrackBack

LMAO! My husband says next he'll be driving that Prius into a river, where someone will drown...

Posted by: Marie at July 4, 2007 03:01 PM

He probably would have gotten away if only the battery didn't run out. LOL!

Posted by: Kaos at July 4, 2007 03:48 PM

I wonder what he's looking at. Marijuana's generally just a misdemeanor, but at least in Florida, possession of any amount of those controlled substances, especially alprazolam (Xanax) without a prescription is a felony, and I imagine California's statutes are similar.

Posted by: Dave J at July 4, 2007 05:32 PM

I actually feel sorry for the punk, "Al Gore's Kid" - I mean just look at it, he never had a chance... And a Priapus at 100, how many minutes did it take to get up to that speed? How tedious. If you want to go fast do it on two wheels, a Yamaha or Suzuki or Ducati is fast - a Prius is just another way of faking-out reality.

Posted by: DirtCrashr at July 5, 2007 02:02 PM