We don't have to tell you twice that snorting cocaine, taking LSD, and getting high on meth all at once is not a good idea.
We don't have to tell you twice that snorting cocaine, taking LSD, and getting high on meth all at once is not a good idea. (Right?) But, in case you need a reminder, take the story of Gary Robbins, a truck driver from Homer, Alaska, as an example of why you should never embark on such a risky escapade.
On Tuesday, Robbins was arrested in Deerfield, Massachusetts after exhibiting erratic behavior in a convenience store parking lot and admitting to taking drugs while driving across the continental United States.
According to local police, Robbins "didn’t rest, only used drugs, and he drove from Seattle, Washington, to Deerfield, with a destination on the East Coast." A local paper reported that the drugs Robbins used were the aforementioned combination of cocaine, LSD, and crystal meth.
“He was clearly a danger to himself and others,” Deerfield police officer Adam Sokoloski said. We are inclined to agree.
For reference, the distance between Seattle and Deerfield, according to Google Maps, is 2,985 miles. Google Maps also estimates that it would take 44 hours to make the trip by car. So, for nearly two days, while hopped out of his mind, this man drove across the country in a semi, and somehow lived to tell the tale.
The absolute craziest thing about this story is the fact that Robbins' adventure wasn't stopped by an accident. Rather, it was just because he was milling around in a parking lot and creeping everyone out.
Forget the length of the trip, the drugs, everything: that he isn't dead, and didn't hurt anyone in the process of this trip, is easily the most inexplicable part of this tale.
We don't really have much else to say, and certainly would never endorse this behavior, but, if there is another ride for Robbins in the future, we'd advise drinking a simple cup of coffee instead.