SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Springfield plastic surgeon has pleaded guilty to 4th-degree assault.
Dr. Bharat Shah is accused of assaulting his uber driver while intoxicated. He was originally charged with felony 3rd-degree assault.
Originally sentenced to a year in prison, the execution of Dr. Shah’s sentence has been suspended and he will be placed on two years of supervised probation, fined $500, ordered to perform 40 hours of community service, and assigned to a court-approved Substance Abuse Traffic Offender Program.
He is also forbidden to possess alcohol. Dr. Shah must serve 48 hours in Greene County Jail, minus the 17 hours he spent in jail at the time of his arrest.
Dr. Shah’s lawyers released a statement regarding the case on May 20.