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    A Driver Admitted To Police They Weren't Paying Attention Because They Were Too Busy Texting A ๐Ÿ˜‚

    ๐Ÿš™ ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿš“ ๐Ÿ›‘ โœ‹๐Ÿผ โ‰๏ธ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿ–Š = 6๏ธโƒฃ & ๐Ÿ’ท ๐Ÿ˜”

    A unnamed driver in the UK got dragged by police on social media after they admitted they were using their phone to send a "๐Ÿ˜‚" to their girlfriend while driving.

    Driver stopped on St Helens Linkway whilst using a mobile phone and failing to wear a seatbelt. Driver provided a vโ€ฆ https://t.co/WUIbgzjFqi

    The Merseyside Police Roads Policing Team in Merseyside, England, decided to make an example of the driver, who was pulled over for using their phone and not wearing a seatbelt.

    After they were pulled over, the driver gave an "unusual reply" to the officer, the team wrote on Twitter.

    "I was just putting a laughing emoji to my girlfriend," they wrote.

    Police then followed up with an emoji response of their own, and it wasn't so LOL:

    ๐Ÿš™ ๐Ÿ“ฑ ๐Ÿ‘ˆ๐Ÿผ ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿš“ ๐Ÿ›‘ โœ‹๐Ÿผ โ‰๏ธ ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ ๐Ÿ—’ ๐Ÿ–Š = 6๏ธโƒฃ & ๐Ÿ’ท ๐Ÿ˜”

    The tweet soon went viral, and many people also decided to use laughing emojis to express their delight.

    @MerPolTraffic This made my day. Thank you ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    Pretty soon, everyone was speaking in emoji.

    @MerPolTraffic ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿ›‘๐Ÿš”๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿ‘ฎโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿ‘จโ“โ“๐ŸŽซ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ’ธ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    "๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป1๏ธโƒฃ"

    @MerPolTraffic ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป1๏ธโƒฃ

    Womp womp.

    @MerPolTraffic @NWmwaypolice Next message to girlfriend:๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿš”๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ’ฐ

    Officials from other cities also joined in the fun.

    @MerPolTraffic ๐Ÿ“ฑ+๐Ÿš—=๐Ÿ‘ช๐Ÿ’ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฆ๐Ÿš‘๐Ÿš’๐Ÿš“๐Ÿฅ ๐Ÿ“ต+๐Ÿš—=โ˜บ๐ŸŒ„๐Ÿก ^Dax๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ฎ

    The department said on Twitter it hopes the funny moment will raise awareness about safety.

    @citytrafficcop So far itโ€™s got a reach of 1,7778,383. Hopefully it will make other think before the text/tweet/call/stream whilst driving.

    "Hopefully it will make other think before the text/tweet/call/stream whilst driving," the team said.

    Hey people, ๐Ÿšซ ๐Ÿคณ๐Ÿป and ๐Ÿš™!!

    Stephanie McNeal is senior culture reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

    Contact Stephanie McNeal at stephanie.mcneal@buzzfeed.com.

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