What does it say about a man more concerned about faux-scientific theories than the serious problems going on within his own family? A lot when you consider that Al Gore, III was charged with felonies yesterday as a result of his traffic stop during which marijuna and prescription drugs (Adderall, Vicodin, Xanax and Valium) were found.
He faces two felony counts of drug possession, two misdemeanour counts of drug possession without a prescription and one misdemeanour count of marijuana possession, the district attorney's office said in a statement. Gore also was charged with a traffic infraction for allegedly driving faster than 160 kilometres per hour.
Prosecutors said he could be sentenced to a maximum of three years and eight months in prison if convicted on all counts, though he might be eligible for a drug treatment program instead of prison.