April 3, 2013

Cleveland driver found guilty of assaulting passenger

SHAKER HEIGHTS, Ohio — A Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA) bus driver was found guilty for assaulting a woman who was shouting and spitting at him last September, according to The Plain Dealer.

The confrontation between the driver, Artis Hughes, and the passenger became an Internet sensation after numerous people on board the bus used their cell phones to record the incident. Hughes faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine. For the full story, click here.

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  • Bill in Cherry Hill[ April 5th, 2013 @ 11:18am ]

    It appers to me that the passenger was a fare evader and the driver was trying to do his job. The woman spat on him which is assault and he struck back. He ought not have been fired. I hope that the union comes to his defense. GCRTA overeacted, but that is not uncommon for a public agency that wants to be politically correct. . Bill in Cherry Hill NJ former fare collection supervisor.

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