Lovely Stuff

I know we’re all supposed to act our age, but this is just priceless:

A Massachusetts woman was arrested and charged after the Townsend Police Department said she crashed into a building and then left while driving under the influence of drugs.

Deborah Gyles, 61, was charged with operating under the influence of drugs, leaving the scene of a property damage accident and unregistered motor vehicle.

Sixty-one?  And massively stoned?

It’s a kind of reverse precociousness.  Wonderful.

I was having a bad day until I read the article (courtesy of Reader Mike L., who should know better than to send me stuff like that).

I just want to know what drugs they were.


  1. I’ve been pretty stoned on just my normal medication, especially when I first got it and was still adjusting to it.
    I had hallucinations for hours after taking some of those pills, I still avoid driving for a few hours after taking them 15 years later.

  2. I’m pretty sure Massachusetts made the devil’s lettuce, jazz cabbage, whacky tobacky, legal for recreational use or made it very easy to obtain with a “doctor’s” note. On a side note, that could be a new revenue stream for Dr Jill Biden.


  3. Hell, insulin would do it.

    My 90 year old mom crashed both her cars earlier this year, one of which she has no recollection of doing.

    Taking insulin and not eating was the cause.

  4. I’m one of the rare boomers I know who’s never gotten high. Tried MJ once as a teenager. Coughed up half a lung, didn’t catch a buzz, never tried it again. As best I can tell, I’ve not missed anything.

    1. I’m 63, and I’ve never even tried cannabis. That’s partly because I grew up with asthma (meaning that smoking of any sort was never an option), but mostly because I was so uncool that no one ever tried to sell me any.

      I didn’t even drink beer until about a decade ago, when my son introduced me to craft beers.

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