A Dover man stopped for talking on a cell phone while driving has been arrested for driving under the influence

A Delaware State Police trooper has arrested a Dover man for driving under the influence after stopping the man for talking on a cell phone.

The incident occurred around 12:45 p.m. Thursday in the area of Route 13 and South State Street, said police spokesman Master Cpl. Gary E. Fournier. After stopping the car near the 1200 block of South Governors Avenue, the trooper noticed the smell of alcohol while talking to the driver, and conducted DUI investigation, Fournier said.

The driver, identified as Takoi A. Morris, 32, of Dover, was taken into custody and charged with a sixth offense of driving under the influence. He also was charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license, not having proof of insurance and driving while using an electronic communications device.

Fornier said a computer check indicated Morris has five DUI convictions dating back to 2000.

Morris was committed to the Sussex Correctional Institute, Georgetown, after failing to pay an $11,101 secured bail.