Norwich Man Arrested for Impersonating a Firefighter in Montville: Police

A man from Norwich is under arrest after police say he impersonated a firefighter in Montville on Friday morning.

Police say they saw 26-year-old Steven Young driving a grey Volkswagon Jetta with emergency lights and sirens heading south on Route 12 near Route 2A shortly before 8:00 a.m.

Officers say they watched him pass several vehicles in a no passing zone and he was driving erratically.

According to officials, Young told police that he was the captain of the Cohanzie Fire Department, which is in Waterford, and he was responding to an active structure fire. He also had an emergency medical bag and portable radio in his vehicle.

Investigators later learned that there was no active fire call and Young has no affiliation to the Cohanzie Fire Department. They say they also discovered a facsimile FBI badge with other law enforcement clothing and weapons at his house.

He is facing charges including criminal impersonation, interfering with an officer, illegal use of flashing or color lights, passing in a no passing zone and operation of a motor vehicle under suspension.

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