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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 10:03 a.m., Thursday, April 20, 2006

Seatbelt law leads to arrest for stolen car

Advertiser Staff

Failure to wear a seatbelt led to the arrest this morning of a 28-year-old man on suspicion of car theft.

A patrol officer pulled up to a car at the corner of Ala Moana Boulevard and Kalakaua Avenue just after 2 a.m. and noticed the driver wasn't wearing a seatbelt.

The officer checked with police dispatchers and learned a 46-year-old woman had reported the car was stolen from her. The officer then arrested the driver for unauthorized control of a propelled vehicle.

During a search of the driver incidental to his arrest, police reported finding drugs and drug paraphernalia and arrested the man on suspicion of drug offenses as well.