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Money used to fight Clark County drug crisis at risk

Pokemon Go leads to drug, alcohol charges for New Carlisle man


A New Carlisle man plead guilty to drug and alcohol charges after he was pulled over while playing Pokemon Go earlier this week.

Christopher W. Applegate, 36, was charged with drug paraphernalia offenses and open container, according to court records. He appeared in the Clark County Municipal Court on Friday morning.

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On Tuesday, a Clark County deputy was contacted by an off-duty officer who saw a vehicle driving erratically on West Lake Avenue in New Carlisle, then pull into the parking lot of the Sacred Heart Church. The deputy later stopped Applegate in the parking lot of the Speedway at 319 N. Main St.

After telling the man another officer witnessed him driving erratically, Applegate allegedly told the officer he was driving and playing Pokemon Go on his phone, according to court records. He pulled into the church parking lot to catch two Pokemon, he told the deputy.

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The deputy allegedly found a multi-colored glass pipe, which Applegate reportedly admitted was used for smoking marijuana. The officer also found an open 24-ounce can of Bud Ice that was still cold and three quarters of the way full, according to court records.

Applegate didn’t appear to be impaired, according to court records.

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