Man facing charges after allowing 13-year-old son to drive in Sturbridge

Suspect Stephen Comtois is a driving school owner, former Brookfield selectman

STURBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The owner of a Massachusetts driving school and former candidate for state representative is facing charges after police say he allowed his 13-year-old son to drive a car more than 8 miles.

Police say 45-year-old Stephen Comtois has been charged with reckless endangerment of a child and improper operation.

Police acting on an anonymous tip found a picture of the teen driving in Sturbridge on Sunday on Comtois’ Facebook page.

In response to comments questioning the boy’s age, police say Comtois replied “Shhhh.”

Comtois owns Green Light Driving School, and he served as a selectman in Brookfield before his term expired this year. He unsuccessfully ran for state representative three times, most recently in 2014, when he unsuccessfully sought the Republican nomination in the 5th Worcester District.

When asked about the charges at the driving school, Comtois said “No comment.”


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