Driver caught playing ‘Pokemon Go’ on 8 phones by the Washington State Patrol

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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.#PokemonDistraction Sergeant Kyle Smith contacted a vehicle on the shoulder yesterday evening. This is what was next to the driver! Playing #PokemonGO with EIGHT (8) phones! Driver agreed to put phones in back seat and continued his commute with 8 less distractions. pic.twitter.com/tgOr16CRlm— Trooper Rick Johnson (@wspd2pio) August 14, 2019
The agency tweeted a photo showing a blue foam square, with the phones sitting in eight rectangular cutouts.Trooper Rick Johnson is a spokesman for the patrol and said Sgt. Kyle Smith did not issue a ticket because he did not observe the car moving while the driver was using the phones.WATCH: June 13, 2018 — A preview of the 3rd Annual Pokemon Go charity event