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Driver who allegedly passed a stopped school bus has been identified

The incident was caught on a nearby security camera.

STANDISH, Maine — Update

The driver of the silver car that police say passed a stopped school bus in Standish has been identified. The alleged incident was caught on a nearby security camera. 

Carly Rioux, 19, of Gorham was issued a summons to Bridgton District Court in Bridgton for passing a stopped school bus while lights are activated, a class E crime, according to a news release issued by Capt. Kerry Joyce of the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. The incident is punishable by a $250 fine for first offenders. 

"This case highlights the fact that motor vehicle operators need to slow down and obey various safety lights, whether it is a flashing red light on school buses or running a red traffic light," Joyce wrote.   

The release also noted that the incident took place on March 16 and was reported to the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office on March 21 by personnel from MSAD 6 Bus Garage. 

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The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a car illegally passed a school bus in Standish late last week. 

Video from a security camera posted to Facebook and YouTube shows the car ignoring the stopped bus as it dropped off a student. It shows the car pass on the right side, between the bus and a driveway, just inches from the vehicle's door.

MSAD 6 Bonny Eagle Superintendent Paul Penna said the bus driver saw the car and stopped the girl from exiting just in time.

"I just hooked my cameras up four months ago and thankfully caught this on video," Dawn Murray wrote Monday. "I’m happy everyone is unharmed."

Penna said deputies were still investigating. The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office did not immediately return NEWS CENTER Maine's request for comment. 

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