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Driver charged for passing stopped school bus in New Annan

A school bus with its stop sign out and lights flashing.
A school bus with its stop sign out and lights flashing. - Adam MacInnis
NEW ANNAN, P.E.I. —

Another Islander has been charged with passing a school bus while its red lights were flashing. 

According to RCMP, the incident occurred on Jan. 31, on Route 2 in New Annan. 

The incident was reported to the Public Schools Branch, which contacted East Prince RCMP. 

An investigation resulted in a driver being charged. 

The RCMP is reminding drivers that failing to stop for a school bus can result in a fine of up to $5,000 and a loss of 12 points from a motor vehicle license, which is a three-month driving suspension. 

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