Al Gore III
Al Gore III, 24, the son of former Vice President Al Gore was arrested on July 5, 2007, for possession of marijuana and prescription drugs. The younger Gore was pulled over shortly after 2 a.m. for allegedly driving his Toyota Prius about 100 mph down the San Diego Freeway. According to Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino, deputies detected a "strong odor of marijuana" approaching the vehicle. A search of the vehicle turned up marijuana, as well as the painkiller Vicodin; addictive anti-anxiety drugs Valium and Xanax; muscle relaxant Soma, and the amphetamine Adderall, which is commonly used to treat attention deficit disorder. Gore III was booked on four charges, including possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession of controlled substances without a prescription. He was released on $20,000 bail approximately 12 hours later.
This was not his first run in with the law. In 2000, he had been ticketed for driving at 97 mph in a 55-mph zone. In 2002, he was ticketed for DUI, and his license suspended. In December 2003, he was pulled over and arrested for possession of marijuana, in Bethesda, Md.