RTA uppercut driver Artis Hughes fined, sentenced to jail

CLEVELAND - The RTA driver involved in an altercation on his bus was sentenced Tuesday.

Artis Hughes was initially given a 90-day jail sentence but 87 of those were suspended under the condition that there are no similar incidents during his two-year probation period.

Hughes will also have to pay a $1,000 fine and take anger management classes.

The 59-year-old changed his plea from not guilty to no contest in April.

Video that went viral shows Hughes uppercutting 25-year-old woman Shi'dea Lane who allegedly refused to pay a fare, according to a police report.

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