Gore's son arrested

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  1. Gore's son arrested for marijuana possession
    21-year-old has been released pending trialThe Associated Press
    Updated: 11:02 p.m. ET Dec. 20, 2003The son of former vice president and 2000 Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore has been charged with marijuana possession.

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    Albert A. Gore III, 21, was arrested Friday night after he was stopped for driving a vehicle without its headlights on.

    Two passengers were also arrested and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. They were identified as Yann V. Kumin, 21, and Marc G. Hordon, 22, both of Cambridge, Mass.

    A Montgomery County, Md., police officer stopped the car, a dark-colored Cadillac, in Bethesda, a Washington suburb, around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

    The officer noticed the car's windows and sunroof were open, despite cold temperatures Friday night. There was also a smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle, according to a news release from the police department.

    A search of the vehicle turned up a partial marijuana cigarette, a cigarette box containing suspected marijuana, and a soft drink can that also smelled of marijuana.

    All three were released pending trial.

    In September 2002, the younger Gore was ticketed for driving under the influence. He was pulled over and ticketed by military police just outside Fort Myer in suburban Virginia, but was not taken into custody.

    In the summer of 2000, Gore was cited by the North Carolina Highway Patrol for driving 97 mph in a 55-mph zone. Under an agreement with prosecutors, a reckless driving charge was dropped in the North Carolina case, but he was fined $125 for speeding and his driving privileges in the state were suspended.

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  2. haha, i read about that just a minute ago, funny stuff

    of course he'll be put into rehab for a week and let go, whereas less notable fellows will be put in jail or given fines

    yup, the system works :rolleyes:
     
  3. He may be given some community service too..

    He may have to go to a school and talk to kids about the dangers and shit of drinking and driving..


    That way the kids will know that if he did it (being the ex-vice presodents son) that drinking is A-OK!!
     
  4. Smoking from a can???"!?! DIRTY!
     
  5. LMAO! It must be my meds because I read: God's son arrested!
     


  6. hey leave me out of this.....
     
  7. http://www.cnn.com/2004/ALLPOLITICS/02/02/gore.son.ap/index.html

    Al Gore's son sentenced to substance abuse program
    Charged with marijuana possession


    ROCKVILLE, Maryland (AP) -- The 21-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore must complete substance abuse counseling as part of a pretrial diversion program to settle a marijuana possession charge.

    The agreement approved by a judge Monday calls for the misdemeanor charge to be dropped after a year if Albert Gore III submits to urine testing, community service and counseling, and steers clear of criminal convictions.

    The younger Gore, who attends Harvard University, had no comment after the brief hearing. He was accompanied by his mother, Tipper Gore, who did not comment other than saying the issue was a "private matter." Gore did not have to enter a plea and his case was placed on the inactive docket.

    The son of the former vice president and Democratic presidential nominee was arrested December 19, 2003, in Bethesda after an officer stopped him for driving without having his headlights on. The officer smelled marijuana and noticed the windows of the car were open despite frigid temperatures.

    A search of the car turned up a partial marijuana cigarette, a cigarette box containing suspected marijuana and a crushed soda can that smelled like marijuana.

    Gore was charged with marijuana possession, as were the two passengers in the car, Yann V. Kumin, 21, and Marc G. Hordon, 22, both of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

    Hordon and Kumin will undergo the same treatment program as Gore, prosecutor Douglas Gansler said.

    He said no favoritism was shown Gore because of his family's political stature.

    "Regardless of who the defendant is ... we treat them in the exact same way," Gansler said.

    The younger Gore had been stopped by police twice before in recent years. He was ticketed by military police in September 2002 outside Fort Myer in suburban Virginia for driving under the influence.

    North Carolina police cited Gore in the summer of 2000 for driving 97 mph in a 55 mph zone. Charges were dropped but he had to pay a $125 ticket and his driving privileges were suspended in the state.
     

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