The mobile game Pokemon GO! has become a global sensation. Now this craze has spread to Taiwan. In Miaoli County, police pulled over a woman who was playing the game while on a scooter, and it turned out that she was wanted by the police. In New Taipei City, a rider fell off his scooter, allegedly while playing Pokemon GO!.
Pokemon GO! was released in Taiwan on August 6. In the early morning on Sunday, Miaoli County Police pulled over a woman for playing Pokemon GO! while she was riding a scooter. It was later found out that she was wanted by the police for juvenile delinquency.
==MIAOLI COUNTY POLICE==
We found that she was wanted by the police while checking her ID. We asked why she was playing mobile games while riding a scooter, and she said she was catching monsters.
On Saturday late night in Zhonghe, New Taipei City, a young motorist fell off his scooter and suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured knee. He was allegedly playing Pokemon GO while he was on the scooter.
==WU TENG-CHIEH, Sub-Lieutenant, Zhonghe First Precinct=
He did not say he was playing while he was riding the scooter. We are still trying to determine the cause of the accident. He did not say he was playing Pokemon GO in his statement
Police stressed that it is dangerous to use a mobile phone while driving.
Dangerous driving can result in a fine up to NT$3,000. Playing mobile games while driving can jeopardize the safety of yourself as well as others.
TRANSLATED BY：CHRISTINA LIU