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Yesterday, July 4, was America’s birthday. Not Ugly Betty star America Ferrera, but the glorious land for which she is named.

Many celebrated with barbecues and fireworks. Al Gore III, however, had bigger and better ideas. The 24-year-old son of former Vice President Al Gore was arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

The former second-in-command’s son was pulled over after allegedly driving his Prius 100 miles an hour down an Orange County freeway.

The creator of An Inconvenient Truth can now laugh at his son the way he has at Lindsay Lohan.

But at least the kid was driving a Prius. Who knew they could do triple digits!?

When deputies searched the car they found a stash that would make Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie salivate. Authorities seized pot, along with Valium, Xanax, Vicodin and Adderall.

Al Gore III, who was being detained at the Santa Ana Inmate Reception Center on $20,000 bail, has been arrested before, having been charged with marijuana possession in 2003 and ticketed for reckless driving in both 2000 and 2002.

Sounds like a trip to Britney Spears‘ former home, Promises Treatment Center in Malibu, might be in order for the portly Gore progeny. Below is Al Gore III’s mug shot