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Cops catch driver playing Pokémon Go on EIGHT different phones at the same time on the highway

Trooper catches driver playing Pokémon Go on EIGHT phones at the same time on highway emergency lane

  • Pictures show the devices secured to a foam backing in the car’s passenger seat
  • Driver was spotted Tuesday on the hard shoulder near Seattle-Tacoma airport 
  • Trooper Rick Johnson tweeted the picture showing the game on the cell screens
  • The man drove away ‘with 8 less distractions’ after putting the phones in the back seat and was given a warning not to pull to shoulder unless an emergency

A driver has been caught by police playing Pokémon Go on eight different phones all at the same time. 

Pictures show the devices secured to a handmade foam backing in the passenger seat of a car after an officer in Washington state spotted the vehicle pulled over on the hard shoulder on Tuesday evening.

An image posted online by law enforcement shows the devices lit up with Pokémon Go on their screens as the driver sits in the emergency lane. 

Trooper Rick Johnson tweeted the picture saying the male driver ‘agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions’.

An image posted online by law enforcement shows Pokémon Go on eight different phones

Trooper Rick Johnson tweeted the picture saying the male driver 'agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions'

Trooper Rick Johnson tweeted the picture saying the male driver ‘agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions’

Trooper Johnson wrote: ‘#PokemonDistraction Sergeant Kyle Smith contacted a vehicle on the shoulder yesterday evening. 

‘This is what was next to the driver!’

He added: ‘Playing #PokemonGO with EIGHT (8) phones! Driver agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions.’

It is understood the motorist was not held on any vehicular violations as the officer did not see him driving and police have not named him. 

It is understood the motorist was not held on any vehicular violations as the officer did not see the man driving and police have not named him

It is understood the motorist was not held on any vehicular violations as the officer did not see the man driving and police have not named him

He was thought to have been spotted on the shoulder of a road near the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.   

When a Twitter user asked if there were any violations or citations issued Johnson replied: ‘The Sergeant did not observe him driving so just a warning not to pull to shoulder unless an emergency.’ 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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