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United States former vice president Al Gore said yesterday his son
was recieving treatment after being arrested for drug charges when police
caught him speeding in his low emissions car.
"We’re glad that he’s safe and that he’s getting treatment and we’re
going to leave it as a family matter," Gore said.
Orange County Sheriff’s deputies noticed Gore’s blue Toyota Prius
going over 160km per hour on a California route early Wednesday, police
When they pulled him over, they smelled marijuana, searched the auto
and allegedly found much of the drug and several additional addictive
prescription medicines including Valium.
Sheriff’s section spokesman Jim Amormino said Gore's son did not have
prescriptions for any of the drugs. He was released on $20,000 bail paid
by his sister, media reported yesterday.
The arrest comes just days before Al Gore senior is due to take part
in a worldwide serial of concerts to alter awareness of global warming,
The junior Gore, who lives in Los Angeles, has a record of drug and
traffic violations. In 2003, he was charged with possession of marijuana
in Maryland after police stopped him for driving without headlights on.