According to the Baltimore Police Department, an officer was talking to two of his colleagues next to his parked patrol car following a service call around 3:30 a.m. Monday, when a gray SUV slammed into his vehicle.
The officer’s body worn camera captured the crash, and video was posted on the department’s Twitter page.
Shortly after the crash, the SUV driver stopped, walked out of his vehicle with a phone in his hand and talked to the officer. Investigators said he admitted playing Pokémon Go.
“That’s what I get for playing this dumb a–game,” the driver is heard saying in the video.
Transportation agencies across the nation, including Caltrans, have repeatedly issued warnings to motorists since the game was released earlier this month, urging them to not play the augmented reality game while driving.
Pokémon Go was developed by San Francisco-based Niantic.