It Won’t Mean A Thing In A Hundred Years

by | Mar 8, 2007

According to Associated Press, Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper was arrested after the vehicle he was riding in was clocked going 111 mph.

Popper, 39, was arrested the afternoon of March 6 on Interstate 90 near the Spokane/Lincoln county line, the Washington State Patrol said.

Inside the black Mercedes SUV, officers found a cache of weapons and a small amount of marijuana. A police dog searched the vehicle, finding numerous hidden compartments containing four rifles, nine handguns and a switchblade knife. Authorities also found a Taser and night vision goggles.

The musician, who lives in Snohomish, Wash., is the owner of the vehicle, which was being driven by Brian Gourgeois, 34, of Austin, Texas. The vehicle also had flashing emergency headlights, a siren and a public address system.

“Popper indicated to troopers that he had installed these items in his vehicle because (in the event of a natural disaster) he didn’t want to be left behind,” the Patrol said. He also told officers he collected weapons.

In April 2003, Popper was arrested in Texas and charged with misdemeanor marijuana possession. Records indicate he was arrested previously in September 1995 in New Jersey for possessing illegal weapons and driving a car with an expired registration.