REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. (AP) — Police say a driver who crashed his vehicle into a police patrol car in the Delaware resort of Rehoboth Beach was trying to help his wife as she played the popular “Pokemon Go” game.
Rehoboth Beach police say in a Facebook post that 28-year-old Mark A. Oldenburg of Dover was cited for inattentive driving and an improper turn following the crash Wednesday. No one was hurt.
Police say Oldenburg’s wife had directed him to pull into a median parking spot in an attempt to locate a Pokemon gym. Authorities say Oldenburg failed to check his surroundings and crashed into the officer’s vehicle.
Pokemon gyms are sites of virtual game battles between players of the smartphone game.