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Dopey Drivers

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Two items in the news have us worried about the safety of LA streets again. informs us that an upcoming profile on Damon Dash in Details includes several anecdotes about Dash and his posse driving the streets of LA while toking copious amounts of potent weed (indeed, the writer sacrifices "journalistic objectivity" for the sake of winning his subject's trust by inhaling with the gang).

The 1/17/05 issue of the Ocean Park Gazette reports on police busting a cocaine delivery service making the rounds of Santa Monica and Los Angeles.

Damn, we thought those scenes of toking while driving in the HBO series, "Entourage," were just artistic license. We do remember watching a junkie nod out behind us while driving up Highland, but that was long ago.

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Are LA's wide streets and congested traffic patterns easier to deal with while under the influence?

What intoxicant gives the best or worst ride when you find yourself in gridlock on the 10 or on La Brea?