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Staples High Wrestling Coach Suspended After Arrest On Drug Charge

David Bernstein
David Bernstein Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Staples High School wrestling coach David Bernstein was suspended after he was arrested early Saturday, Dec. 5, on a narcotics charge after a traffic stop in Westport, police said.

He was stopped after driving across a double yellow line, police said.

According to the Westport Police Department, during the stop, a warrant came back for Bernstein's arrest on a failure to appear charge out of Bridgeport case . During the arrest, an officer located a small clear plastic bag of cocaine in a cigarette pack in the vehicle, police said.

Bernstein, 28, of Fairfield, was removed as the head coach of the Staples High School Wreckers later in the day, athletic director Marty Lisevick told The Hour.

Jesse Koproski, an assistant coach with the program, has taken over as the team's coach, Lisevick told the Hour.

Bernstein was charged with second-degree failure to appear and possession of narcotics. He posted $2,500 bond for the failure to appear charge and a $1,000 bond for the drug charge and was released, police said.

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