Superior East OPP Issue Correction on Chapleau Vehicle Driving By School Bus

Local police have issued a correction after receiving new information about a vehicle that failed to stop for a school bus on Highway 129 in Chapleau two weeks ago.

Superior East Ontario Provincial Police say the 30-year-old Chapleau man originally charged on January 29th with fail to stop for school bus - owner was wrongly named and has no connection to the January 24th incident, in which a pickup truck drove by a school bus that had its overhead red signal lights flashing and its "STOP" arm extended.

Instead - based on new information received on Friday - Superior East OPP have charged an 18-year-old Chapleau male with "fail to stop for school bus - meeting".

Police emphasize it is illegal to pass a stopped school bus that has its overhead red signal lights flashing - whether or not its "STOP" arm is extended - and your vehicle must remain stopped until the bus moves or the signal lights stop flashing.