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Serial Drunken Driver Returns to Court for Violating Probation

57-year-old man who was stripped of license for 17 OUI convictions and hasn't held a license for nearly 20 years reportedly violated his probation twice in past couple years by driving again.

Charles Stefanilo Jr. was permanently stripped of his driver's license eight years ago and hasn't really had one for nearly 20 years, but that hasn't stopped him from at times getting behind the wheel of a canteen truck he owns for his catering business.

Stefanilo, 57, who lists addresses in Peabody and Medford, will be back in court Jan. 27 to face charges in an accident from this past summer when he reportedly rear-ended a car with his canteen truck in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston.

The Salem News reports the reason Stefanilo hasn't held a license is because of 17 drunken driving convictions, the first one dating back to 1977. A number of repeated offenses between 1995 and 2004 kept his license in limbo until it was permanently revoked in 2005 after he pleaded guilty during his last OUI conviction.

The Salem News reports Stefanilo was sentenced to five years in jail with two years suspended. When he was released, he was given 25 years of probation upon condition he didn't drive. He then started up his business and hired drivers.

According to news reports, this is the second time he's ended up in court now for violating his probation by getting behind the wheel and he's yet to see any further jail time.

You can read more on the case in the Salem News here.
Harold Sullivan December 30, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Come on, mark, tell us how this is the fault of minorities and/or people immigrating to the state. Or, let me guess, you will use the term "liberal activist judge" and somehow blame this on Democrats (as opposed to, you know, sheer incompetence and the willful acts of a drunk). And yes, editor, I'll be doing this in articles until you decide to make a stand on mark's numerous previous posts exhorting people to inflict violent acts on public officials and insulting entire races of people. Your silence is damning.
Bjean December 30, 2013 at 07:02 PM
Maybe its IRISH whiskey !!! or MEXICAN tequila!!! Or RUSSIAN vodka!!!! Hahahahah
Harold Sullivan December 31, 2013 at 11:17 AM
Haha, well done! I'm glad you're joining in on calling out mark. Eventually, Patch will be forced to do something about it. Though I'm guessing I get banned first for "spamming" and mark is allowed to continue posting about murdering public officials. Their refusal to even comment about this (let alone delete his posts and ban him) is pathetic.
Bjean January 01, 2014 at 02:05 PM
Harold, its just so easy. I mean, really.
mark January 04, 2014 at 11:37 PM
Well the drunk driver is Italian from Medford and his profile is most likely a democrat and Medford, Malden, Everett and Revere have all Irish and Italian politicians who are Democrats who give away people's hard earned tax $$$$ to immigrants! Just saying! As far as the DUI, he is entitled to a jury trial according to the constitution, the jury will decide his fate! Jury's should decide all court matters not usurped members of the Bar Association!
Saber Walsh January 05, 2014 at 06:56 AM
Don't know what Democrat vs Republican might have to do with it... trial lawyers are the people we put into office, and they represent their law firms above representing the people. DUI offenders make good annuity clients because they always come back and need you to work for them, and now our activiist courts have decided that "research" is a good reason to throw a new set of annuity clients at us -- murderous teens. But like the Kennedys, the fix is in, isn't it, when it comes to putting these people in office and having them make laws? So a joke to make your day: "Having lawyers make laws is like having doctors make diseases."
mark January 05, 2014 at 09:17 AM
I agree with Saber Walsh!

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