Only a moron would have expected mega-stoner Al Gore III to actually do jail time after we was recently sqeezed with a bag of sticky icky icky, as well as some other recreational drugs of choice. Like most children of privilege, I figured his (estranged?) Pops would pull a string or two to get him off.
When the officer approached the driver, he was overpowered by the smell of marijuana, indicating that Gore was driving under the influence, and when he searched the driver he discovered not only a quantity of weed but also "the prescription drugs Xanax, Valium, Vicodin and Adderall" -- and no prescriptions for any of them. Gore was arrested, and yesterday he was charged with drug possession and speeding -- all told, three felonies and one misdemeanor. If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of three years and eight months in prison, according to the local District Attorney's office.140 Vicodin pills!?!? Damn!!! What a party weekend!!!
A source tells People.com that police discovered 140 Vicodin pills on the former vice president's son as well as dozens of others.
What I didn't realize was that this was actually Gore's fourth strike, not his 3rd, which in most universes would mean automatic time in the clink practicing the Art of Soap Holding. Right?
Al Gore's son pleaded guilty Monday to possessing marijuana and other drugs, but a judge said the plea could be withdrawn and the charges dropped if he successfully completes a drug diversion program.Man, it's gotta be great being privileged and well connected. And folks think Ron Artest has a warped sense of entitlement. That, my friends, is what you really call being above the law.
Jaime Coulter, senior deputy district attorney, said Gore's sentencing will be continued until Feb. 7. If he has complied with all the conditions of the diversion program, the sentencing will be continued again for another year, with charges possibly being dropped in 2009.
On the bright side, at least Gore III was busted driving a Prius (albeit at 100 mph). Since that's one of those hybrids, I guess he does care about the environment after all. Big Al must be proud. And crying inside.
Gore's Son Pleads Guilty in Drug Case [Forbes]