Impaired Drivers Admit to Playing Pokemon Go after Crashing in two Separate Incidents
Two separate crashes in Dane County on Saturday involved intoxicated drivers playing Pokemon Go.
According to a release from Dane County Sheriff's Office, on Saturday, deputies responded to two vehicle crashes where the drivers admitted to playing Pokemon Go while they were driving.
At 2:35 am, a 25-year-old Madison man failed to negotiate a curve on Shady Oak Lane in the town of Verona and struck a pole. He was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and cited for OWI-1st offense and Inattentive Driving.
Then at 6:27 am, a 26-year-old Fitchburg man drove off the road at 6585 Whalen Road on the town of Verona. After hitting a tree, his Mitsubishi Galant started on fire. He was able to exit the vehicle, and was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was also cited for OWI-1st offense, along with citations for no insurance and operating left of center.