BANGOR — A Hermon man charged with manslaughter in connection with a crash on Harlow Street last year made his first appearance in court Monday.
Stephen Fiddie, 50, was taken into custody Saturday night by Bangor police on multiple charges — including manslaughter, aggravated OUI, driving to endanger, and endangering the welfare of a child.
Those charges are related to a crash that happened on Aug. 20 of last year.
Fiddie’s 10-year-old child died. His wife also suffered serious injuries.
In court Monday, the state asked for a $10,000 cash bail with conditions he not use or possess intoxicants.
Justice Ann Murray released him on $10,000 personal recognizance.
Penobscot County District Attorney Marianne Lynch said extensive toxicology testing is the reason why it took so long to charge Fiddie.
“This was just an unbelievably tragic event for everybody involved, including first responders, people that were on the scene who were trying to render emergency aid and, again, this serves as a cautionary tale regarding how dangerous the drugs are out on the street, particularly when people combine drugs,” she said.
Fiddie will be back in court on Oct. 10 for a dispositional conference.