Christopher Benton, 18, of 549 Villa Ave., was arrested about 1 a.m. Thursday when police said they found him with brass knuckles.

Benton's car was pulled over at the intersection of Villa Avenue and Tunxis Hill Road after he failed to obey a traffic signal, police said. During the stop, police said Benton admitted that he was carrying the knuckles.

He was charged with carrying a dangerous weapon, and was released on a written promise to appear Dec. 27 in Bridgeport Superior Court.