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Weston Man Faces Drunken Driving, Drug Charges

Ryan Gussen of Weston was arrested Thursday.
Ryan Gussen of Weston was arrested Thursday. Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport police have arrested a 22-year-old resident of Weston on drug- and alcohol-related charges following a traffic stop.

The suspect, identified as Ryan Gussen, was stopped by police for almost crashing into the guardrails on the Sherwood Island Connector and waiting at green lights at about 1 a.m. Thursday, police report.

Gussen was slurring his speech and was moving slowly, according to officials.

Officers performed the standard field sobriety tests; when it was determined he was under the influence of narcotics and alcohol, Gussen was taken into custody, police said.

Officers found two Adderall pills and 2.5 Xanax pills in a container not meant for such pills, according to officials.

During processing, Gussen refused to submit to a urine test, police said.

Charges against the defendant include operating under the influence of drugs/alcohol, possession of marijuana, possession of narcotics, cell phone violation and failure to drive right, according to officials.

Gussen’s bond was set at $750 with a court date in Norwalk set for Tuesday, May 31, police report.

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