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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˜”

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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 a social news editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.

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

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