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City bus driver caught reading newspaper on cell phone cam

Video from passenger of driver reading a newspaper while operating a city bus. Video from passenger of driver reading a newspaper while operating a city bus.

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A city bus driver is under investigation after a passenger submitted cell phone video showing him reading a newspaper while driving.

The incident is now being reviewed by Oahu Transit officials.

The driver also allowed some passengers to ride the bus for free, according to bus rider Denita Waltz.

"Some passengers he made them pay, some passengers had a bus pass and some passengers he decided that they could ride for free," said Waltz.

The driver was also seen reading the newspaper when he approached stop lights and bus stops.

"This continued all the way to Ala Moana, where he was reading the same newspaper all the way through, continued at every stoplight, continued and he would read it as the bus was moving," she said.

Oahu Transit spokesperson Michelle Kennedy said the driver was taken off the line and is currently under investigation. Punishment for this can range from 10 to 30 days' suspension without pay, and, in extreme cases, leads to termination.

The 19-year bus driver veteran is not allowed back behind the wheel while under investigation.

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