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Driver playing 'Pokemon Go' hits police car

This still image from a Baltimore police officer’s body cam shows two fellow officers seconds before a driver playing Pokemon Go slammed into his squad car. (Source: Baltimore Police Department/CNN) This still image from a Baltimore police officer’s body cam shows two fellow officers seconds before a driver playing Pokemon Go slammed into his squad car. (Source: Baltimore Police Department/CNN)

BALTIMORE, MD - The "Pokemon Go" game has led to a car crash that was caught on a police body camera in Baltimore.

The driver said he struck a police cruiser while playing "Pokemon Go" behind the wheel.

Baltimore police later posted this video of the incident.

On July 18 at approximately 3:30 a.m. officers had just finished a call for service.

Suddenly, a Toyota RAV 4 struck one of the patrol cars that were parked on the street.

The crash was captured by an officer's body camera. Fortunately, the officer was not inside of his patrol car.

The occupants inside of the other vehicle were not injured.

The driver of the Toyota told investigators that he was looking down, playing the "Pokemon Go" game when he struck the patrol car.

Officer: "You guys are OK? You are OK?"

Driver: "That's what I get for playing this dumb (expletive) game."

Officer: "You guys are OK?"

Passenger: "We are fine."

Police say the crash could've easily ended up in a tragedy.

They're also reminding drivers not to play the Pokemon game behind the wheel.

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