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Gore stopped for speeding on Oregon coast
The Oregonian ^ | The Associated Press

Posted on 08/18/2004 9:28:33 PM PDT by steelwheels

ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — Former Vice President Al Gore was cited for speeding as he drove a rented car to visit family on the coast, authorities said.

Gore, who was alone, was issued a $141 ticket for driving 75 miles per hour on Highway 26 in the northwest corner of the state, police said. The speed limit is 55.

Gore was issued the ticket on Aug. 3 at 12:37 p.m., said Lt. Dale Rutledge, spokesman for the Oregon State Police.

The trooper who stopped Gore did not recognize him until he furnished his license, Sgt. Andrew Merila told KATU-TV.

The trooper said Gore, who carried Oregon when he ran for president in 2000, was polite throughout the encounter.

Gore has until December to decide whether to fight the ticket.

A phone message left after hours at Gore's office in Tennessee was not immediately returned.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: algore; dontyouknowwhoiam
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DU's are not happy with this trooper. LOL
1 posted on 08/18/2004 9:28:33 PM PDT by steelwheels
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To: steelwheels

Wastin' energy.


2 posted on 08/18/2004 9:29:09 PM PDT by Drango (Free speech only for the veterans who agree with Kerry. All others must be silenced.)
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To: steelwheels

His lawyers have researched it, and there is no controlling legal speed limit in that area.


3 posted on 08/18/2004 9:30:57 PM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000

Only $141?

He would have paid $350 in NY :)


4 posted on 08/18/2004 9:32:09 PM PDT by Linux4Life (Kerry is BinLaden's choice)
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To: steelwheels

He had had too much iced tea and really needed to get to a restroom.


5 posted on 08/18/2004 9:32:35 PM PDT by MediaMole
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To: steelwheels

Did you know he invented the internet.......heheheheh


6 posted on 08/18/2004 9:32:49 PM PDT by glasseye
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To: steelwheels

Well...credit to Gore who apparently didn't try to pull a Janklow with a "do you know who I am?"


7 posted on 08/18/2004 9:33:19 PM PDT by ER_in_OC,CA
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To: steelwheels
He needs a change of luck. He was just robbed of 25 grand while vacationing in Italy.
8 posted on 08/18/2004 9:33:50 PM PDT by Malesherbes
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To: steelwheels
I question the timing of this.

Tom Daschle is deeply saddened (and deeply confused)

June 8, 2001:
Tom Daschle, Senate Majority Leader, says
of the Missile Defense program "This isn't rocket science here"

9 posted on 08/18/2004 9:34:55 PM PDT by syriacus (Benedict Arnold REALLY was a war hero --- --- before he was a traitor.)
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To: steelwheels

"Well...you...see...officer,...I...was...running...low...on...gas...and...I...was...tryyying...to...get...to...a...gas...station...before...I...ran...out."


10 posted on 08/18/2004 9:35:11 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: steelwheels

Been there -- Done that!! LOL!


11 posted on 08/18/2004 9:36:01 PM PDT by Exit148 (Loose Change Club report.:since last Freepathon$12.87/ average 2.15/week. Painless!)
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To: steelwheels

If $35,000 CASH wasn't stolen from him in Italy, he could have paid it on the spot.


12 posted on 08/18/2004 9:36:07 PM PDT by Protect the Bill of Rights
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To: HAL9000

Alas any speed above the basic speed limit of 55 (unless higher limits are posted) is controlling. Below 55, the posted limits are "suggestions" and one can argue that a higher speed on a certain section of the road was "safe." There is "no" defense however above 55. LOL. God made speed control mechanisms on cars for a reason. I use mine a lot. I set it at about 3 miles per hour above the speed limit. I haven't got a ticket in 30 years.


13 posted on 08/18/2004 9:36:35 PM PDT by Torie
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To: Malesherbes

Next thing you know he'll be doing coke and hosting a reality TV show.


14 posted on 08/18/2004 9:36:38 PM PDT by July 4th (You need to click "Abstimmen")
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To: steelwheels

What kind of SUV did he rent?


15 posted on 08/18/2004 9:37:27 PM PDT by Doctor Stochastic (Vegetabilisch = chaotisch is der Charakter der Modernen. - Friedrich Schlegel)
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To: ER_in_OC,CA

Well...credit to Gore who apparently didn't try to pull a Janklow with a "do you know who I am?"

You know J F'ing Kerry is a waste of oxygen when he makes Albert Gore look good.

16 posted on 08/18/2004 9:37:27 PM PDT by conservative cat
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To: steelwheels

Maybe he'll give a speech and say he invented rental cars that go 75 MPH.


17 posted on 08/18/2004 9:39:16 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: steelwheels
Didn't Gore tell the trooper he invented the speedometer?
18 posted on 08/18/2004 9:39:25 PM PDT by Lijahsbubbe
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To: steelwheels

Al who?


19 posted on 08/18/2004 9:39:27 PM PDT by NewLand (The new term for Kerry's flip-flops....Kerry-esque! Pass it on...)
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To: steelwheels

. I hate Cops.sorry


Most of them are serious assholes....How could anyone ticket the former Vice president, elected president and senator who gave such service to this country, unless they were a brainless Right Winger..Add cop in the mix and it just gets worse...



From DU. Dems didn't like the Ark. troopers either.


20 posted on 08/18/2004 9:39:32 PM PDT by steelwheels
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To: steelwheels
Gore was issued the ticket on Aug. 3 at 12:37 p.m., said Lt. Dale Rutledge, spokesman for the Oregon State Police.

It took two weeks for the LSM to report this? LOL.

21 posted on 08/18/2004 9:39:45 PM PDT by NavySEAL F-16 (</B></BIG?</P>)
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To: Texas Eagle
"Well...you...see...officer,...I...was...running...low...on...gas...and...I...was...tryyying...to...get...to...a...gas...station...before...I...ran...out."

LOL! The exasperated cop, rolling his eyes and making the 'come on, spit it out' motion with the hand...

22 posted on 08/18/2004 9:40:04 PM PDT by Riley (Need an experienced computer tech in the DC Metro area? I'm looking. Freepmail for details.)
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To: steelwheels

Al Gwhore invented the speed limit.


23 posted on 08/18/2004 9:41:40 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against Jean-France Kerry.)
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To: steelwheels

I sure hope he was driving an "economy" rental car ! If not, he has some explaining to do.


24 posted on 08/18/2004 9:42:17 PM PDT by Peace will be here soon (USA Eagles 31 , Frogs ( France ) 39... An improvement , but not quite there yet.)
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To: clintonh8r

Nah, Ralph Nader invented the speed limit! It's true!


25 posted on 08/18/2004 9:46:50 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: Texas Eagle

"Car shimmies between 30 and 70"


26 posted on 08/18/2004 9:47:03 PM PDT by TotusTuus
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To: Doctor Stochastic

I wonder if The Smoking Gun will have the police report. It would be interesting to see what nature boy rented.


27 posted on 08/18/2004 9:47:04 PM PDT by kenth
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To: steelwheels

Guzzlin' gas with his big lead foot!

"Sirens? Why, it MUST be an important message for ME from the DNC!"


28 posted on 08/18/2004 9:47:52 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: MediaMole

Bong .... bong .... bong .... bong .... bong .... munchies .... munchies .... munchies ....


29 posted on 08/18/2004 9:49:01 PM PDT by farsighted
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To: kenth
I wonder if The Smoking Gun will have the police report. It would be interesting to see what nature boy rented.

I hope and pray it was a gas guzzling SUV. It will only serve to demonstrate his abject hypocrisy.

30 posted on 08/18/2004 9:50:03 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: Riley; Texas Eagle
"Well...you...see...officer,...I...was...running...low...on...gas...and...I...was...tryyying...to...get...to...a...gas...station...before...I...ran...out."

LOL! The exasperated cop, rolling his eyes and making the 'come on, spit it out' motion with the hand...

LOL!!

31 posted on 08/18/2004 9:51:49 PM PDT by steelwheels
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To: steelwheels

It's Bush's fault!


32 posted on 08/18/2004 9:51:49 PM PDT by right way right
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To: steelwheels

Unsafe at any speed??

(Naaah...that was one of the other guys running for President that year)


33 posted on 08/18/2004 9:51:55 PM PDT by CedarDave (Viet Nam Vet, USN Coastal Div. 13, Cat Lo, XO USCG patrol boat, 1968: No atrocities on my watch!)
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To: steelwheels

What! No ticket for emissions?


34 posted on 08/18/2004 9:52:06 PM PDT by Coleus (Abortion and Euthanasia, Don't Democrats just kill ya!)
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To: Texas Eagle

Officer: .....Mr Gore do you know you were 75 miles an hour ?

Gore: ...... I wasn't gonna be driving for a whole hour officer.....


35 posted on 08/18/2004 9:53:00 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Coleus

Like son, like father.


36 posted on 08/18/2004 9:53:38 PM PDT by Steve_Stifler
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To: steelwheels; mhking
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

LOL

37 posted on 08/18/2004 9:54:36 PM PDT by GeronL (Viking Kitties have won the GOLD MEDAL in the 2,000 meter ZOTTING)
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To: MediaMole

and this time there was a controlling legal authority


38 posted on 08/18/2004 9:59:15 PM PDT by beaversmom (Michael Medved has the Greatest radio show on GOD's Green Earth)
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To: Texas Eagle
"Well...you...see...officer,...I...was...running...low...on...gas...and...I...was...tryyying...to...get...to...a...gas...station...before...I...ran...out."

First ROFLMAO I have ever posted...

Just try telling me that you have never, ever, done just that ... sped up so you could get to a station before running out ... somewhere out in the middle of no place!

[Monahans State Park comes to mind, the stretch eastward into Sierra Blanca, US 1 late at night, Oh yeah; but I always made it.

39 posted on 08/18/2004 9:59:22 PM PDT by norton
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To: steelwheels

"I invented speed"


40 posted on 08/18/2004 10:03:01 PM PDT by woofie ( It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one.)
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To: steelwheels

Did they test him for illicit drugs in his system...gotta be there en masse...


41 posted on 08/18/2004 10:04:13 PM PDT by ApesForEvolution (DemocRATS are communists and want to destroy America only to replace it with the USSA)
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To: BigSkyFreeper

I know, but it was Alice's idea! Ralph stole it!


42 posted on 08/18/2004 10:04:26 PM PDT by clintonh8r (Vietnam veteran against Jean-France Kerry.)
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To: steelwheels

Dosn't he have secret service protection......I wonder where they where during this?


43 posted on 08/18/2004 10:08:07 PM PDT by drq
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To: clintonh8r

Al Go


44 posted on 08/18/2004 10:10:35 PM PDT by garjog
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To: steelwheels

"Gore, who was alone, was issued a $141 ticket for driving 75 miles per hour"

HE PLAYED ON OUR FEARS!!!!


45 posted on 08/18/2004 10:13:13 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: Squantos

Winner!!!!


46 posted on 08/18/2004 10:15:17 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo
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To: steelwheels

75 mph in a 55 mph zone? Twenty miles over the speed limit. Isn't that considered Reckless Driving in most states? In IN 15 mph over the speed limit will get you a reckless driving charge.


47 posted on 08/18/2004 10:18:18 PM PDT by jerry639
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To: steelwheels
The trooper who stopped Gore did not recognize him until he furnished his license, Sgt. Andrew Merila told KATU-TV.

One of the fortunate few who had forgotten what Gore looks like. The rest of us should be so lucky.

48 posted on 08/18/2004 10:22:23 PM PDT by DeFault User
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To: glasseye
Did you know he invented the internet.......heheheheh

And, uh, police radar, too! And the lame excuse!

49 posted on 08/18/2004 10:22:25 PM PDT by boycottliberalhollywood.com (www.boycottliberalhollywood.com - www.twoamericas.us)
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To: steelwheels

Here in Ohio, 20 miles over the limit would get your license pulled on the spot...Oregon won't do it for 25 over???


50 posted on 08/18/2004 10:27:20 PM PDT by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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