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Trooper Finds Parked Driver Playing Pokemon Go On 8 Phones

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) – A Washington state trooper who pulled over to help what he thought was a disabled vehicle found something else instead: The driver had eight phones simultaneously playing the video game Pokemon Go.

The driver was stopped on the shoulder of Highway 518 in Burien, south of Seattle, on Tuesday evening. The agency tweeted a photo showing a blue foam square, with the phones sitting in eight rectangular cutouts.

Trooper Rick Johnson, a spokesman for the patrol, said Sgt. Kyle Smith did not issue a ticket because he did not observe the driver moving while using the phones. But Smith asked the driver to put the phones in the back seat and move along, because stopping on the shoulder is for emergencies only.


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