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Cellphone driving violation appears to be suspected moped thief’s downfall

Talking on a cellphone while driving a moped apparently landed a suspected thief in jail Sunday morning.

Police said they pulled a 55-year-old man over for a traffic violation in the McCully area at about 12:41 a.m.

Checks revealed the moped he was riding was stolen, police said.

Officers arrested him on suspicion of unauthorized control of a motor vehicle, second-degree theft, having a prohibited deadly weapon and use of a mobile device while driving, police said.

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