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Cellphone stop leads police to suspected thief

HONOLULU (AP) - Police in Honolulu say a traffic stop for talking on a cellphone has led to the arrest of a driver of a stolen moped.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports police pulled over the 55-year-old man for using the phone while driving the moped in the McCully neighborhood early Sunday morning.

Authorities say a police check revealed the moped had actually been stolen.

Officers arrested the man.

He faces charges of suspicion of unauthorized control of a motor vehicle, second-degree theft, having a prohibited deadly weapon and use of a mobile device while driving.

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