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Gore's Son Is Accused of DUI Outside Army Base in Virginia

September 15, 2002|From Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The 19-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore has been ticketed for allegedly driving under the influence near a military base, a Gore family spokesman confirmed Saturday.

Albert Gore III, who attends Harvard University, was pulled over and ticketed by military police early Sept. 5 just outside Ft. Myer in northern Virginia, but he was not taken into custody.

He is to appear in federal court later, a Ft. Myer spokesman told the Daily News of New York.

"The family is relieved that no one was hurt," said Gore family spokesman Jano Cabrera.

"Beyond that they are dealing with the situation privately as a family."

The younger Gore was cited by the North Carolina Highway Patrol in the summer of 2000 for driving 97 mph in a 55-mph zone.

Under an agreement with prosecutors, a reckless driving charge was dropped, but he was fined $125 for speeding and his driving privileges in the state were suspended.

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