ELLSWORTH – Two charges against former Cianbro CEO Peter Vigue have been dropped and he has a deferred disposition for the third.
Authorities say Vigue was the one who shot a cannon last fall injuring a referee at Maine Maritime Academy homecoming game.
Vigue was indicted on charges of reckless conduct, aggravated assault, and possessing or discharging a firearm on school property.
According to the court filing, signed on Jan. 30 by District Attorney Matthew Foster, the first two charges have been dismissed, and the third, a misdemeanor, will be dismissed in six months if Vigue does not break any laws.
The longtime Cianbro employee also was ordered to pay $250 in court fees and make a $1,000 donation to the Ellsworth Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 109.
Firing a cannon used to be a school tradition during MMA games and was usually done by a member of the athletic department, but the school has since banned the use of those devices following the incident.
Vigue is an alumnus of the school.