Tuesday, October 26, 2004

Drooling and Driving

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California prosecutors are cracking down on motorists who are driving under the intoxicating influence of kava, an herbal tea gaining in popularity here.

Following their first successful conviction in June, San Mateo County prosecutors have filed three other cases, said San Mateo Deputy District Attorney Chris Feasel on Monday.

Motorists under the influence of Kava had a "thousand-yard stare," Feasel said. "They're drooling on themselves sometimes, their motor function is so bad," he added.

Later reports revealed that the convicted driver was not under the influence of kava at all, but was just George W. Bush out for a joy ride.

"The drooling was the real give-away," Feasel said.

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