31-year-old Dmitri Antonov allegedly downloaded the game before the Kremlin approved its release next week. The 31-year-old was trying to catch a ‘shiny Pikachu’ along the dangerous Yaroslavl pass, considered by many to be one of the most dangerous stretches of road in the world.
Clocking in at speeds over 100 miles per hour, Antonov suddenly decelerated and slammed his brakes so he ‘wouldn’t run over the shiny’.
Russian authorities already feared that the Pokémon game is a Western scheme that could cause people to became infatuated and even possessed by the Japanese-manufactured game, a point that many in Russia are saying is proved by one of the countries worst traffic accidents since the 1980s.
Antonov is being held in a military-grade prison, awaiting charges from the Kremlin for a ‘high level offense’.