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Jon Snow describes unwitting acid trip down M40
CHANNEL 4 news anchor Jon Snow has revealed how he once drove down the M40 motorway while high on acid.
He said he had been at a party in Oxford when he was about 22, where someone had spiked a strawberry flan with LSD.
The 65-year-old described his 'only ever acid trip' on his blog saying: "I had two slices...It wasn’t long before I felt the need to go home. Five of us had driven in a Mini, from London. We got back into the car and set off down the M40.
"Almost immediately I seemed to be being assaulted by the white lines, flashing into my head. Then as I approached the first bridge over the road I became convinced that the car was too big to pass through it. I pulled over to the hard shoulder.
"The one person who proved not to have eaten of the flan took over the driving. By the time we reached my flat above the drug dependents’ day centre where I worked, I was all over the place.
"We had deliberated on the journey and concluded that we were on a trip in which our tyres did not connect with any road surface.
"I poured out glasses of orange juice and put Jaques Loussier on the turntable. The awfulness began to subside into something more pleasurable.
"When the music stopped the tireless trudge began again... so the music resumed. The next morning as I descended to work, I concluded that I had finally joined the vulnerable young people I was supposed to be counselling."
Last week Snow hosted ‘Drugs Live’ on Channel 4, a Home Office approved trial of the drug MDMA – Ecstasy.