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Gore III Does 100 -- in a Prius?! Huh?

7/5/2007 12:36 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

When Al Gore III was busted for speeding and drug possession yesterday, people were shocked that the former VP's son was arrested. Even more shocking ... who knew you could jam a Prius to 100 mph?!?!
Al Gore III, Toyota Prius
The eco-friendly status symbols are known for being good for the environment -- not for shredding up the asphalt. A Car and Driver magazine test back in 2004 showed the Prius took a whopping 39.6 seconds to hit 100 mph. Not exactly Jeff Gordon material.

If Lil' Gore really wanted to speed, he should have gone with a Bugatti Veyron -- it hits the century mark in 5.5 seconds!

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46.

annie    

Some one needs to takes Flashs car keys away before he kills someone. To bad big al thinks politics and his eviromental crap are more important then taking care of his families problems. Flashs sorry drugged drunken butt needs to be sent to jail like anyone one else and not get a get out of jail free card that daddys money can buy him.

2646 days ago
47.

Nance    

Gore Sr. your a looser... your son is a looser... just like you....! Your so full of HOT AIR.......and a blow hard.....Global Warming my ass... you still can't stand the fact you lost the Presidency.......NOW, get your sorry ass kid in check and stop the crap about global warming.... you dreamed it all up any way..!

2646 days ago
48.

rosie    

Omg !!!!!!! I bet the tree huggers are frantic today .

2646 days ago
49.

rosie    

Dot . com Al invented the internet for little Alvin the third to surf the net to buy drugs.

2646 days ago
50.

JJ    

MAYBE DADDY AL NEEDS TO LOOK AT THE SON MORE THAN THE SUN....

2646 days ago
51.

OCsmartypants    

Young Gore was simply trying to give cred to his dad's upcoming Save the Planet from global warming concerts by showing how easy it is to organically bake a Prius.

Thankfully, no obscene lyrics were found in the ensuing search of the vehicle.

2646 days ago
52.

HK    

He had better serve as much time as Paris.

I don't know where people get the idea that Repubs get a free ride. Kennedys get away with rape, manslaughter, DWI, etc.

2646 days ago
53.

jo ann    

47. MAYBE DADDY AL NEEDS TO LOOK AT THE SON MORE THAN THE SUN....

Posted at 4:50PM on Jul 5th 2007 by WHAT

Couldn't have said it better!!!!!

2646 days ago
54.

Roya    

Why you have to pick on people when they are down? Albert has dealt with a lot in his life, including almost dying back in first grade. So he made a mistake, who hasn't? And Tipper and Al are not horrible parents, they are great parents. They spent more time with their kids growing up than most parents not in politics do now. So don't diss people unless you really know.

2646 days ago
55.

don    

Please everyone look at it this way. If you were al gores son wouldnt you be on drugs also?

2646 days ago
56.

joe    

NO POLITICIAN OR ANYONE WITH COMMON SENSE IS GOING TO TOUCH THIS.

2646 days ago
57.

PurpleRaindrops    

Al Sr. must be proud right about now. LOL That's what cracks me up about public figures, they want to tell us how to run our household when they can't even run their own.

2646 days ago
58.

don    

post #52
Wise up cont confuse a mistake with a willful act.Taking drugs isnt a mistake its a willful act

2646 days ago
59.

just asking    

Driving Under the Influence of Fame

The famous—Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Nichole Richie, Mel Gibson, Ty Pennington, Vivica A. Fox, Tracy Morgan, Haley Joel Osment, Michelle Rodriguez, George Michael, Ray Liotta, Mike Tyson, rap artist Eve and players in the NFL, NBA and MLB—all have one thing in common: driving under the influence. And the public outcry over Hilton’s release and reincarceration only underscores the fact that—famous or not—the nation wants something to be done about it. Find out what MADD has to say and the simple solution that could put an end to drunk driving.

In the last year, a great number of celebrities and high-profile sports figures have been arrested for committing drunk driving offenses. Among them, Paris Hilton has gotten the most attention—and public outrage. And for good reason.

Hilton has not taken responsibility for the fact she drank before getting behind the wheel, drove on a suspended drivers’ license and then appealed to the governor for leniency in her sentence for that offense. MADD believes she should accept full responsibility for her actions, especially since a vast young audience is watching her every move.

MADD also believes that Hilton should have an alcohol ignition interlock installed on her car so that she cannot drive drunk again. In fact, through our Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving, we are advocating for an ignition interlock to be placed on every car for all convicted drunk drivers.

The reason why people continue to drive drunk is because they can. And Hilton is a good example. She, like many others who have had their license suspended, continue to drive. Ignition interlocks would put an end to this as an interlock device prevents the car from being started if a measurable amount of alcohol is in the driver’s system. Courts across the country are too lenient on those who drive on suspended licenses due to drunk driving. In addition to jail time, fines and other sanctions, MADD would like to see at least a one-year interlock provision for those who drive on suspended licenses.

Armed with new data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, which shows that drunk driving fatalities are higher than they have been in 15 years, MADD’s National Board met with Congressional leaders in June to ask them for an increased focus on drunk driving across the nation and to support MADD's Campaign to Eliminate Drunk Driving. In addition to ignition interlocks on all convicted drunk driver vehicles, the Campaign also calls for the exploration of new technologies to prevent a vehicle from being driven by someone who is drunk as well as increased enforcement and public support.

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BOEING 787    

Shame on Al Gore III for driving under the inflewence of drugs, he should face the same punishment like everyone else does for doing the same thing.

It's amaizing how the conservative dimwits use an opertunity like this to vent there
oposition to global warming their hate of Al Gore and other Republican propaganda.

YOU CAN TELL AN ANGRY CONSERVATIVE BY THE WAY THEY WRITE.

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