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Westport Teen Arrested On Drug, Forgery Charges After Traffic Stop

Stephen Lozyniak
Stephen Lozyniak Photo Credit: Westport Police Department

WESTPORT, Conn. -- A Westport teen stopped for using his cell phone while driving was arrested after police said they found alcohol, drugs and a fake ID in his car.

On Thursday at around 4:30 p.m. an officer stopped a vehicle because the driver, identified as 18-year-old Stephen Lozyniak of Westport, was using his cell phone wile driving, according to police. The officer observed beer bottles in the bed of the truck, and Lozyniak admitted to having alcohol in the vehicle, police said.

Lozyniak allowed the officer to search the vehicle, which turned up a 12-pack of beer, a plastic baggie with yellow bar-shaped pills in it and a fake driver's license, according to police. The pills were later determined to be Xanax, police said.

Lozyniak was given a verbal warning for operating a motor vehicle while using a hand held device, and taken to police headquarters, where he was charged with second-degree forgery, possession of alcohol by a minor and possession of narcotics. He was released on a promise to appear in court.

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