SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A cabbie was arrested early Friday on suspicion of groping a female fare while driving her through Little Italy.

Ahmed Abdou Nur, 32, allegedly grabbed the 20-year-old woman's breasts in the area of Columbia and West Ivy streets about 1:30 a.m. She then got out of the vehicle and made an emergency call, San Diego police reported.

The taxi driver was arrested a short time later in City Heights and was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor sexual battery, according to jail officials.