Gary Robbins attempted his best Hunter S. Thompson impression last month when he drove non-stop from the state of Washington to Massachusetts drugged up on a mix of cocaine, crystal methamphetamine and LSD. He was just “two bags of grass, 75 pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid … a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers” and an assortment of alcohols short of writing a genre-defining novel, though.
Robbins was arrested at a Circle K convenience store — you can insert your own “Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure” joke here — after an employee noticed Robbins acting strangely and running around the parking lot.
Robbins “locked himself out of the truck and was trying to climb into the cab” through the space between the cab and trailer, Deerfield Police Officer Adam Sokoloski told The Recorder. “He was clearly a danger to himself and others. It appeared the driver didn’t rest, only used drugs, and he drove from Seattle to Deerfield, with a destination on the East Coast.”
Robbins was combative and even admitted to using drugs when police arrived. Police revoked Robbins’ license and impounded the truck for a full inspection by the state’s Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section. His charges included numerous motor-vehicle and drug-related violations.