Police warn Pokemon players: Obey the law

Mackay Northern Beaches Police reminding people to not use their phone while driving
Mackay Northern Beaches Police reminding people to not use their phone while driving

MACKAY Northern Beach Police have reminded people not to be behind the wheel while in the pursuit of Pokemon.

Police have warned motorists that driving while using their phones would cost them $365 and three points on their licences.

The excuse of trying to catch Pokemon will not get you off the hook.

Players of Pokemon GO visit locations to catch Pokemon using their phone's camera and GPS tracker.   Some players are entering restricted areas.

Mt Isa Police put out a warning yesterday saying that players can be charged with trespassing if they enter schools to catch Pokemon.

Penalties for trespassing within school grounds can be up to $2200 in fines. 

In San Diego (US) two men had to be rescued after falling off a cliff while chasing Pokemon.

The NSW Justice Department has warning people that heavy fines and jail face players who enter court to catch Pokemon.

 "Going to court is not a game: Pokemon Go trainers should look elsewhere for digital critters," the department posted on Twitter.

"You do not need to step inside a courthouse to find Pokemon.   "A reminder that the use of recording devices in NSW Courts is prohibited under the Court security act 2005 - section 9 - and carries a $22,000 fine or imprisonment for 12 months (or both).   "Stay safe and catch 'em all!"    Lighter side of PokemonGO

Better Pet Vets Northern Beaches in Andergrove has also joined in the crazy by posting photos of Pokemon in the surgery to the Facebook page.

"Australia's first ever pokemon caught in a veterinary clinic at Better Pet Vet's Northern Beaches," the post read. 

It's a game that has taken the world by storm, and has sparked a frenzy on social media looking at the lighter side of its popularity.



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