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RTA Uppercut Driver, Passenger Criminally Charged

Both Shidea Lane and Artis Hughes have been charged with misdemeanors over an incident that was filmed on a Beachwood bus and has gone viral online.

RTA Uppercut Driver, Passenger Criminally Charged

Both the RTA bus driver and the passenger who were involved in a dispute that was filmed and went viral online have been criminally charged for the incident.

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Shidea Lane, 25, reportedly boarded an RTA #5 bus Sept. 18 without paying. A dispute began —which was recorded on a cell phone and later became a viral video — that ended in the notorious uppercut delivered by the angry bus driver.

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Thursday Beachwood City Prosecutor Thomas Greve authorized criminal charges against both Lane and bus driver Artis Hughes.

Lane, 25, has been charged with disorderly conduct, a fourth-degree misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of 30 days in jail and a $250 fine.

Hughes, 59, has been charged with assault, a first-degree misdemeanor that carries a maximum penalty of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

Both are expected to be booked today. Lane has a $125 bond and Hughes has a $525 bond.

Their arraignments are expected to be scheduled for the first week of November.

 

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