Charges Against Peter Vigue for Firing Cannon at Game Dismissed
Most of the charges against Cianbro's chairman of the board, Peter Vigue, for firing a cannon at an MMA football game, have been dismissed.
The charges stemmed from an incident on September 21st in which Vigue fired a small cannon at a Maine Maritime football game. Discharging a cannon when MMA's team scores had been a tradition at the school since the late 1960's. In this case, a wad of something fired from the cannon struck a referee in the head, as he walked near the edge of the field. He suffered non-life threatening injuries. Officials say that referee has not been cooperative with the investigation.
Two of the charges have been dismissed by a judge, with Vigue receiving a deferred disposition sentence for the third. WGME-TV reports the third charge, possessing or discharging a firearm on or near a school property, will be dismissed if Vigue stays out of trouble for the next six months. In addition, he's been ordered to pay $250 in court costs and to donate $1,000 to the Ellsworth VFW Post 109. The charges that were dismissed include aggravated assault and reckless conduct with a firearm.
If convicted, he could have served up to 10 years in prison.