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    Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper arrested!



    SPOKANE, Wash. — Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper was arrested after the vehicle he was riding in was clocked going 111 mph, the Washington State Patrol said Wednesday.

    Popper, 39, was arrested Tuesday afternoon 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, the Patrol said. 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 vehicle was seized.

    Popper, who lives in Snohomish, Wash., is the owner of the vehicle, which was being driven by Brian Gourgeois, 34, of Austin, Texas, said state patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney. The vehicle also had flashing emergency headlights, a siren and a public address system, the Patrol said.

    "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 in a news release. He also told officers he collected weapons, the Patrol said.

    The two men were booked administratively into the Adams County jail and released on their own recognizance. Authorities plan to charge them with possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Gourgeois will also face a charge of reckless driving, the Patrol said.

    Popper did not immediately return an e-mail seeking comment Wednesday night.

    Popper achieved fame as a harmonica player and frontman for Blues Traveler. The band won a Grammy award in 1996 for the song "Run-around," which Popper composed.

    Popper recently formed a group called The John Popper Project with DJ Logic, which released an album in 2006 and is scheduled to go on the road later this month.
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    Quote Originally Posted by voivod View Post
    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 guns I can understand, but why would you want a switchblade knife?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwood P. View Post
    The guns I can understand, but why would you want a switchblade knife?
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    Oops. They need better hidden compartments!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen View Post
    Oops. They need better hidden compartments!
    Maybe they should get some of us geocachers to hide their shit....we're sneaky.
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    If he was driving 111 MPH while baked, how fucking fast does he drive SOBER??

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    Quote Originally Posted by FORD View Post
    If he was driving 111 MPH while baked, how fucking fast does he drive SOBER??

    Everyone knows weed makes you drive slow.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    I thought he was dead.
    He partly disappeared. He lost like 150 pounds.
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    Well, if you count the problem the DMB had a few years ago offloading their sewage into the Chicago River, he's ahead of the pack!

    Did somebody from Blues Traveler die?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    Well, if you count the problem the DMB had a few years ago offloading their sewage into the Chicago River, he's ahead of the pack!

    Did somebody from Blues Traveler die?


    The bassist, Bobby Sheehan died from a drug overdose.
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