Additional Charge For Pion

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A Vermont man charged with driving a tractor over seven police vehicles and crushing them is facing another charge.

The Orleans County court says Roger Pion was arraigned Tuesday on a charge of driving with a suspended license.

Pion already faced 14 criminal counts after police say he drove his dad’s tractor over six cruisers and a van at the county sheriff’s department in Derby, in early August.

Police say he then drove the tractor toward downtown Newport before they stopped him.

They say he had been angry over a previous arrest for marijuana possession.

Pion has pleaded not guilty to the charges.

After his initial arrest, facebook pages popped up in support of Pion. As a result he received financial contributions from people worldwide.

Pion thanked his supporters when he left a correctional facility last month, and said he had no regrets.

His lawyer says this latest charge "seems gratuitous."

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