Maine Police Charge Johnston Man with Vehicular Manslaughter

Christopher Bennett, of, Johnston, faces manslaughter and felony drunk driving charges after an accident that killed passenger Anthony Ciccone, 20, of Pepperell, MA.


A Rhode Island man is charged with vehicular manslaughter and felony drunken driving following a Sunday morning crash that claimed the life of his passenger in Biddeford, ME.

According to the Associated Press, 20-year-old Anthony Ciccone of Pepperell, Mass., was killed when a Ford Explorer driven by Christopher M. Bennett, 20, of Johnston, crashed into a utility pole. 

Police said the two men were visiting friends at the University of New England in Biddeford prior to the crash.

NBC10.com reported on Monday night that Bennett was ordered held on $300,000 bail following a hearing in York County, ME.

Peter A. Filippi III September 04, 2012 at 09:05 PM
In one of my commentaries I advocated a surcharge on all alcoholic beverages in Johnston of 25 cents that would go into a fund to enable Johnston residents who drank too much to get home with their vehicles for under $10.00. I don’t think anyone would complain realizing the good it would accomplish. This is just one of many reforms that need to be considered. It’s too bad the Democratic Machine is only focused on with extraction taxes from the citizenry, Proud Mayoral Candidate
Joe Pepperoni September 04, 2012 at 09:08 PM
Peter, you were always a person with great ideas. We can only hope and wish that someday you will be our Mayor! Proud Johnston-ite!


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