CASTINE – The former CEO of Cianbro is now facing charges, after authorities say he was the one who shot a cannon that injured another man at Maine Maritime Academy earlier this year.
Peter Vigue was indicted on charges of reckless conduct, aggravated assault, and possessing or discharging a firearm on school property.
Those charges stem from an incident in September during a homecoming football game at Maine Maritime.
A college referee was shot in the head with an “unidentified wad” fired from the cannon.
Firing a cannon used to be a school tradition during 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.
Vigue still works as the chairman of Cianbro Corp, a construction company that prides itself on a “total commitment to safety.”