Police in Canada have released helicopter footage of a driver who was driving somewhat erratically as a result of reportedly playing Pokemon Go behind the wheel.
As you can see in the video, the driver of the Mercedes changes lanes liberally and stops seemingly randomly, then starts again slowly. This person was hunting down Pokemon, authorities from the York Regional Police force said. The incident took place in Vaughan on August 8 at around 3 AM.
“The helicopter followed the vehicle as it drove erratically, then stopped in a parking lot off of Keele Street. The vehicle then started driving again, entering a residential neighborhood where it stopped in front of a park,” authorities said in the video’s description.
“The car then started driving again making suspicious turns in the middle of the roadway. The vehicle was eventually stopped by police in the area of Saint Joan of Arc Avenue and Drummond Drive. Officers spoke with the driver who advised that he was just out to catch them all.”
Police gave the driver a “stern warning” about the dangers of distracted driving.
“York Regional Police would like to remind members of the public and players that any distraction while driving or walking on or near roadways can be hazardous,” the group said. “Citizens are urged to be aware of their surroundings and that large groups of people gathering in areas across our region could be Pokemon Go players.”
In other recent news about Pokemon Go, Star Wars actor John Boyega caught a Pikachu while filming Star Wars: Episode VIII.