SPOKANE, Wash. -

Yes, people still play Pokemon Go. And, according to one study released this week, chasing Picachu poses a significant threat on the road.

Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association looked at 10 days in July and found 14 crashes related to people playing the popular game.

In a 10 day span in July, researchers found 10,000 tweets about Pokemon Go sent by pedestrians and drivers. According to the study, 18% of tweets indicated a person was playing and driving. For example, tweeting things like, "OMG, I'm catching Pokemon and driving." 11% indicated a passenger was playing. Four percent indicated a pedestrian was distracted by the game.

The Washington State Patrol sent out a news release quoting the study Monday. WSP also referenced several Pokemon Go-related incidents in Washington. For example, on July 18th, a driver playing the game in Fall City ran into a stopped car carrying a mother and son. No one was hurt.

Troopers also say they've stopped several drivers who appear to be distracted and are shown to be driving with the app open.

Whether its Pokemon, texting or checking Facebook on the road, WSP says distracted driving is on the rise. The Washington Traffic Safety Commission says fatalities caused by distracted driving increased by 30.8% in 2015.