BANGOR — Maine officials say a school bus driver did nothing illegal when he left a bag containing unopened beer on the vehicle, but they’re taking a look at state law as a result.

Students found the beer on the bus last month. The incident happened in the Unorganized Territory. Officials found that there are certain provisions regarding alcoholic beverages depending upon the cargo and the commercial vehicle involved. But they found that no state law prohibits anyone over 21 who isn’t prohibited from possessing liquor from transporting alcohol on a school bus.

Lt. Brian Scott of the Maine State Police tells the Bangor Daily News the Department of Education is contemplating adopting a new rule next year to prohibit school bus drivers from having unopened containers of alcohol in their vehicles.

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