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Charges filed against woman, driver in Cleveland bus fight

Posted at 3:07 PM, Oct 18, 2012
and last updated 2012-10-18 15:07:21-04

by Jessica Bates

CLEVELAND (WJW) — A woman seen on a viral video in an altercation with an Cleveland bus driver has been charged in connection to the fight.

RTA has filed disorderly conduct charges against Shidea Lane for her actions on Sept.18.

“There were concerns about safety for the customers on the bus and the operator,” said RTA spokeswoman Mary Shaffer.

Video surfaced last week showing the physical confrontation between Shidea Lane and RTA bus driver 59-year-old Artis Hughes.

The video appears to show 25-year-old Lane grabbing Hughes during a verbal altercation.

That led to the driver stopping the bus near Chagrin Boulevard and Green Road and delivering an uppercut that knocked her to the ground.

“I’m still in pain, you know what I’m saying, my face still hurts, like it does, you know what I’m sayin … it was swollen for like … it’s still probably swollen,” Lane exclusively told WJW reporter Melissa Reid last week.

Assault charges have also been filed against Hughes.

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