Friday 30 September 2016

Police car crash puts a stop to driver's Pokemon Go game

Published 20/07/2016 | 16:21

The man was playing Pokemon Go on his phone when he hit the police car (AP)
The man was playing Pokemon Go on his phone when he hit the police car (AP)

A Pokemon Go player took his desire to "catch them all" a step too far while behind the wheel when he crashed into a police car - and the whole incident was caught on an officer's camera.

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Officers were standing on the pavement in Baltimore on Monday when the Toyota RAV-4 hit their car, which was just feet away from them, at speed.

The driver admitted he was looking down playing Pokemon Go on his mobile phone when he hit the vehicle.

In the video, the driver steps out and shows the officers his phone, saying: "That's what I get for playing this dumb... game."

Police spokesman TJ Smith said charges have not been filed but police are working with prosecutors.

No-one was hurt, but Mr Smith called on players to pay attention to their surroundings and avoid distractions while driving.

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