At the butt crack of 3:00 AM yesterday, it seems that Al Gore, the younger, got pulled over by the LA cops for doing 100 mph in his Prius on one of the freeways. And then, oops, the cops smelled the odor of marijuana. Upon inspection of the vehicle, they not only discovered a dose of weed, but a pharmacopoeia of prescription medications that, unfortunately, didn't have any of their matching prescriptions.
Naturally this isn't little Al's first run in with the law. He's been arrested for speeding and drunk driving and other stuff like that before.
To cap off the embarrassing arrest, Big Al had to go on TV this morning in a preplanned appearance so he could mumble about global smarming, I mean, warming.
But I have to agree with the anchor on the FOX station here in Chicago whose only reaction to this whole mess was,
"You can go 100 miles an hour in a PRIUS? WOW!!"
The irony in all the tragedy is that little Al's drug induced driving arrest may have done more to get people interested in hybrid cars than the entire Toyota marketing budget for the last two years.