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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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To: Wondervixen

What Al Gore might have said to the cop:

"This speed limit has betrayed our country!"

"I invented the highway!"

"I had too much prune juice this morning, and I was trying to find a spot where I wouldn't ruin the environment."

"Did you know that I was in Vietnam, too? And that I ran for President once?"

"No, I am not a crash test dummy."

"I know Bill Clinton-hey! Why are you putting me in handcuffs???"


51 posted on 08/18/2004 10:43:23 PM PDT by WestVirginiaRebel (If Bush is such a dummy, how come all of his enemies look like idiots?)
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To: steelwheels

I really hate the Democratic People's Republic of Oregon, actually the whole left coast in general. Portland is the worst and is full of sodomites, tree huggers, pot smokers, hippies, and feminazis.

I got a ticket for going 75 in a 45 in the middle of nowhere. Oregon likes to randomly place a couple of orange barrels on the side of the road and call it a "construction" zone (read speed trap). The ticket was $300. In neighboring Idaho or Nevada, 75 would be completly legal.

In addition, you can't even pump your own gas! I was in Portland a few months back and I paid $2.49/gal for gas! Cost me $45 to fill up my Nissan Maxima!


52 posted on 08/18/2004 10:47:01 PM PDT by foobeca
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To: foobeca

Two things:
1) You don't get reckless driving here in Oregon short of going like a bad out of hell. The reason is all the speed limits are insanely low. The population and traffic just keep getting worse, so they keep passing more and more speed laws to slow us down more and more. If they posted any lower speeds than they do now people would riot.

2) You paid $2.49 a gallon because you gassed up near or inside portland. You have to be a loony duck to get anywhere near downtown. It's overcrowded, parts are quite dangerous, and it feels like entering an insane asylum every time you go there. I live less than 10 miles from downtown, and someone has to get me to bend over backwards to go there. I would turn down a good job just to avoid the core.


53 posted on 08/18/2004 11:09:34 PM PDT by Advil
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To: steelwheels
He should of cuffed him and slammed him on the hood... all on camera....

That would have been great.

54 posted on 08/18/2004 11:11:46 PM PDT by Porterville (Dare to hate that which hurts what you love.)
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To: jerry639

Speeding at very high speeds seems to be a problem which afflicts the Gore males...


55 posted on 08/18/2004 11:19:53 PM PDT by GOPrincess
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To: steelwheels

Wow. I vacation down there. It would be truly bizarre to bump into Al Gore at Cannon Beach.


56 posted on 08/18/2004 11:25:00 PM PDT by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet (Some of my best friends are white, middle-class males.)
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To: steelwheels

John F*ckin' would have said to the trooper, "I wasn't aware of the speed limit before you informed me to be aware of the speed limit."


57 posted on 08/18/2004 11:32:38 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Porterville
He should of cuffed him and slammed him on the hood... all on camera....

....And the video footage replays on the "Hot Pursuit" segment of FOX News With Shepard Smith, or America's Dumbest Criminals. (Afterall he did try to steal Florida in 2000).

58 posted on 08/18/2004 11:43:20 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: foobeca
In addition, you can't even pump your own gas! I was in Portland a few months back and I paid $2.49/gal for gas! Cost me $45 to fill up my Nissan Maxima!

They really do live in the 1960's. I'll be damn! I think it's been about 20 or 30 years since I remember my folks driving up to a gas pump and being served by a gas station attendant.

59 posted on 08/18/2004 11:48:18 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet
Al Gore anywhere is bizarre!
60 posted on 08/18/2004 11:51:52 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (Real gun control is - all shots inside the ten ring)
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To: steelwheels

Like father like son...seems the Gore boys have lead feet and no sense of ethics...oh I am sooo shocked that a bunch of dims would speed along blissfully ignorant of anyone else around them


61 posted on 08/19/2004 12:35:28 AM PDT by jnarcus
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To: steelwheels

"No controlling legal authority."


62 posted on 08/19/2004 4:51:52 AM PDT by donozark (Brittany Spears: You can come home now honey, I forgive you!)
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To: steelwheels
Yo Al.. You were robbed in Italy.. caught speeding in Oregon... where do you want to go now?

Al Gore is loathsome for his hateful rhetoric brought to you by Soros/moveon. It's karma time.

63 posted on 08/19/2004 4:57:10 AM PDT by DaveMSmith (Bush Goon Squad)
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To: steelwheels; RhoTheta
"I'm sorry, officer, I thought I was driving on the information superhighway. Did I mention I invented that?"
64 posted on 08/19/2004 11:03:10 AM PDT by Egon (Kerry in 1970: Don't suppose he voted FOR assasinating our leaders, before voting against it...)
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To: Wondervixen
Here in Ohio, 20 miles over the limit would get your license pulled on the spot.

Here in Northern VA 20 miles over will get you rear-ended by the guy behind you.

65 posted on 08/19/2004 11:11:51 AM PDT by KevinB
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To: DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet

hope you would "bump into" him with a good FReep. :o)


66 posted on 08/19/2004 11:14:25 AM PDT by daybreakcoming (Y)
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To: steelwheels; leadpenny; TruthNtegrity; GretchenM
Gore, who was alone, was issued a $141 ticket for driving 75 miles per hour on Highway 26

Wonder why he was alone in Oregon? Where was Tipper?

After his stuff was stolen in Italy, he remarked he wished he hadn't left his bodyguards behind.

Where were his bodyguards on this trip? So many questions.

67 posted on 08/19/2004 12:19:34 PM PDT by Lucy Lake
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To: KevinB
My husband was driving the mountains over the Virginia-West Virginia border out to Virginia Beach last year, and been passed like we were standing still by people like that.

About 6 miles ahead, those guys were then seen just over a mountain peak by our car SMACKED INTO THE BACK OF A COCA-COLA TRUCK!

I told my little children, "Thirsty is one thing, Girls..."

68 posted on 08/19/2004 12:23:16 PM PDT by Wondervixen (Ask for her by name--Accept no substitutes!)
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To: drq

Former Vice Presidents do not get Secret Service protection. Former President Bill Clinton issued an Executive Order giving former VP Gore Secret Service protection for 6 months following Jan 20, 2001.


69 posted on 08/19/2004 2:24:00 PM PDT by xrp
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To: steelwheels

Al Gore invented the radar gun.


70 posted on 08/19/2004 2:25:00 PM PDT by Tribune7
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To: Wondervixen

LOL! Every now and then I'll later see one of those bozos parked next to some flashing lights. That truly is poetic justice.


71 posted on 08/19/2004 3:06:40 PM PDT by KevinB
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To: drq

I'd be willing to bet, that just as with the vacation in Italy, Al Goron told his Secret Service detail he didn't need them. Bwwwwwhahahahaha! That got him robbed in Italy - and now a ticket in Oregon.

What next?


72 posted on 08/19/2004 6:41:54 PM PDT by TruthNtegrity ("No man works harder for his money than he who marries it.")
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