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Dracut man gets 3-5 years for Lowell drunken-driving death

There are 90 comments on the Lowell Sun story from Mar 21, 2009, titled Dracut man gets 3-5 years for Lowell drunken-driving death. In it, Lowell Sun reports that:

Stephen Darezzo of Dracut is assisted by court officers as he begins to faint in Lowell Superior Court yesterday, after he was sentenced in the drunken-driving death of Nancy Comtois of Lowell in 2006.

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kevinhugh

Glenmoore, PA

#22 Mar 21, 2009
The fact that this loser is claiming that someone else killed her is so pathetic and so disrespectful to the woman and her loved ones. But then again anyone that can get behind the wheel while drunk and speed down a busy road with no headlights obviosly doesn't care about anything or anybody , except himself.
kpem

Dracut, MA

#23 Mar 21, 2009
dracutmf wrote:
You say that but in all fairness would ten years be enough no matter how long time person gets there always gonna remeber what they did. He said he was sorry maybe he is maybe not but atleast he got something people should be happy and let it go
You are right ten years will not be enough for the family to forget, so maybe he should have received life in jail. Getting behind the wheel and driving drunk should be no different then taking a loaded gun and shooting someone in the head. People seem to minimize the danger that these people can cause. When the penalty is not there they just do it over and over again. Please do not use the "He is a nice guy and usually would not have done something like this" line. One time was too many for this woman and her family. It is time for some morons to realize that driving drunk is not some minor offense. What was his blood alcohol level? If it was .09 he is a murderer and should be in jail for a long time. If you killed a child with a gun to their head or a car after 4 beers then you still killed a child! I apologize to the family for saying this but, dead is dead regardless of you sympathy.
Brian L

Lowell, MA

#24 Mar 21, 2009
dracutmf wrote:
You say that but in all fairness would ten years be enough no matter how long time person gets there always gonna remeber what they did. He said he was sorry maybe he is maybe not but atleast he got something people should be happy and let it go
Are you ok? If the a**hole wasn't in jail right now, I would think you are him trying to disguise yourself. You have constantly stated that "maybe he is sorry"...how the hell can he be sorry one minute and the next minute he is saying he didn't even hit the victim?

Your an ASSS. This guy should have gotten the door slammed on him with the possibility of parole, NEVER. It wasn't his first conviction of DUI either...he didn't learn the first time, now he must pay...unfortunately the judge doesn't think so though.
The Patriot

North Reading, MA

#25 Mar 22, 2009
3-5 years seems to be the standard sentence, a cheap price to pay for a life. When judges are elected this will change. In my opinon cities and towns must bear some responsibilty. It's not hard to remove most drunks off the road. Start with one establishment at a time.
Disgusted

Lowell, MA

#26 Mar 22, 2009
I was there. He was Legless, DRUNK is what he was. No working headlights and never took resposibility. The difference between taking a life w a gun or knife and drunk driving is the intent. He never intended to kill someone but he did.
Disgusted

Lowell, MA

#27 Mar 22, 2009
3-5 years is the norm for this kind of crime. He will do at least 3 years in a state prison not county and have a felony on his record for as long as he lives
badboy

Windham, NH

#28 Mar 22, 2009
dracutmf, think about this if it was one of your family members. would you be saying leave it alone, then. i think not. your right the family will always be thinking about the way thier loved one died., but i do not believe that they hate.and the family of the driver gets to go see him, talk to him on the phone, send him letters, what does the comtois family get to do? none of this. and none of them have ever gotton in there cars even a little over the limit, because they don't drink. the man got what was coming to him but not enough. and yes i am sure his family is suffering but in a different way. some day it will all go away for them but not the other family. someone who drives that drunk has done this many of times and just never got caught, but it is gonna happen to everyone who drives in that condition, it is just a matter of time. lets hope it is not you, and that you hit a tree and not a human. friend or no friend that man did wrong. we must all pay for our mistakes. he should have called his family to go get him knowing he was that drunk, and they would both be with thier families today. shame on that asswipe, he is where he belongs. that have drunk school in jail one can only hope he goes.
dracutmf

Redmond, WA

#29 Mar 22, 2009
I never said that family should let it go the people on here should. The family will never forget and how do you know there wasn't another car. The evidence doesn't show his car hit her but the police couldn't use the car because they had it crushed so maybe you should know the whole story before commenting.
Bill

Fitchburg, MA

#30 Mar 22, 2009
dracutmf,you need to lay off the Koolaid.
dracutmf

Redmond, WA

#31 Mar 22, 2009
To everyone that's attacking me for one I have lost a love one all I was saying is atleast he's doing time and its kinda funny that all the people r saying shit it here but none of you knew him or the family of the accident. Its funny how all of you think you know everything and all you know is what is printed in the paper.
johndow

Redmond, WA

#33 Mar 22, 2009
Who cares its done she's gone and he is to. 82% of the united states adults drink and drive. What about those people. All the people in here r wasting your time. What r u prooving that you can talk crab about a person that can't defend themself. Everyone makes mistakes and now he has to live with it.
sorry

Windham, NH

#34 Mar 22, 2009
dracutmf wrote:
To everyone that's attacking me for one I have lost a love one all I was saying is atleast he's doing time and its kinda funny that all the people r saying **** it here but none of you knew him or the family of the accident. Its funny how all of you think you know everything and all you know is what is printed in the paper.
i do know the family and not just reading things from the paper. he is the one, there was no other car, and the family had to see her on the ground dead and that asswipes car with the demage on the frount end . and then to hear him say he did not do it. any drunk would say that to try and get away with it. he even said sorry to them when he got the 3-5 years. if he didn't do it why the hell would he say sorry? i am sorry for your lost but this is the 2nd lost for the comtois family, and the 2nd one was a nasty one. all because of that drunk. well i hope he thinks long and hard about what he did. his night mares will never be enough. shame on that creap.
poll

Hudsonville, MI

#35 Mar 22, 2009
how many of u wise asses have driven drunk
johndow

Redmond, WA

#36 Mar 22, 2009
Willard st is will lit up and how can his light not work that when he stopped the dracut sign in front of him was lit up. No physical evidence saying it was him yes he admits to hitting her but what if there was another driver and one of you said is was legless well how would you be if someone told you that you just killed someone
bulletxtc

Haverhill, MA

#38 Mar 22, 2009
3 to 5 years...means, he will be out in 30 months! ask a lawyer! 30 months for killing someone...more than any politician... but not even close enough! drink up a-holes! here's your keys...
it is a shame

Dracut, MA

#40 Mar 22, 2009
I know the family and they were there during the whole court process mf, the courts just drag things along. And there was a witness...her poor child who will carry this with him forever. He was loaded, couldn't even stand without assistance, and had no lights. Of course we can sympathize with what his family is going through. He made them victims too. But they are only victims in the short term. Her family will carry this sorrow forever. There are no winners here. But he committed this horrific crime and this isn't the first time he was caught drunk driving. He knew the consequences. It is awful that even at the end he did not take responsibility for his actions. It is still a bitter pill for her family to swallow, but by not accepting responsibility for her death he made the family suffer even more.
Jameson

North Chelmsford, MA

#42 Mar 22, 2009
Kerri Leo Comtois niece wrote:
this is not fair all he gets is 3-5 years in three to five years is that going to bring my aunt back...NO! And ya he wants to sit there and say im sorry. I wish i could change things. well you know what you can start by admiting that it was you that night and stop lieing about this fantom car that never exsited! You are a grown man and you know right from wrong you killd my aunt the moment you turned you key to start your car. Normal people most of the time learn from there mistakes but drunks are not normal people. Hes going to be out with in 5 years back at the same bar he left from that night drinking and then make the same fatle mistake he made that night but this time its the states fault for letting him go. He should be spening the rest of his life behind bars just like my uncle got to spend the rest of his with out the love of his life because he wanted to drink and drive!
Sorry to hear about your Aunt, but maybe if she was in a cross walk we wouldn't be talking about this. She was jay walking in the middle of the night!!!!!
bulletxtc

Haverhill, MA

#43 Mar 22, 2009
very funny jameson...still coming off your St. patty's coma??? drove home did ya? good for you!
BRIANA

AOL

#44 Mar 22, 2009
JTULLFAN wrote:
He fainted who cares,the crime itself
is horrific but the fact he never took responsibility just shows what a lowlife he is.I wish he was sentenced to a much longer term,but at least he will be incarcerated at cedar junction-the toughest prison in the state.I hope when you try to sleep at night you think of the women you killed and the family you devastated and ruined........sleep tight.....
And ur such an authority on lowlife? U must be looking in the mirror. I hope this never happens to u.
residential

Dracut, MA

#45 Mar 22, 2009
Jameson wrote:
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Sorry to hear about your Aunt, but maybe if she was in a cross walk we wouldn't be talking about this. She was jay walking in the middle of the night!!!!!
Willard is not a Downtown street with crosswalks, its a residential way in which any persons living in that area has the right to meander any time they please.

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