Cops: Brothers tried ID switch after traffic stop
A traffic stop early Friday led to the arrest of two Bridgeport brothers.
An officer patroling Kings Highway around 2:30 a.m. noticed a car stopped in the intersection near Berwick Avenue, with several people crowded around. The officer got out of his cruiser and began to walk toward the car, when it made a U-turn and drove away. The officer followed and pulled the car over, and as he walked toward the driver's open window, allegedly smelled a strong odor of fresh marijuana.
The officer asked the driver for identification, and he turned over a Connecticut adult learner permit with the name Kyle Philson. However, once the driver was outside the car, the offier noticed that he did not match the photo on the permit, according to the permit. The photo did, however, match the person in the front passenger seat, who later admitted that he was Kyle Philson, and that the driver was his 23-year-old brother, Joey Philson.
Kyle Philson, 19, of Stillman Street, was the subject of an outstanding warrant from the Waterbury police and turned over to that department.
Police found marijuana in the car, which they said Joey Philson admitted belonged to him, according to the report. Joey Philson, who lives on Marion Street, was charged with cirminal impersonation, interfering with an officer, and operating without a license and issued infractions for possession of marijuana and improper parking.
He was released on a promise to appear Jan. 30 at state Superior Court in Bridgeport.