An assistant district Dallas County attorney lost her job after she drunkenly threatened an Uber driver and claimed that the police would believe her words over his.
Jody Warner, a DA for the past six years, called an Uber to pick her up from a Dallas pub, and proceeded to drunkenly berate 26-year-old Shaun Platt when he refused to follow her directions instead of the GPS, The Washington Post reported.
Platt alleged Warner eventually stopped giving him directions to her house, and the two had an argument in which Warner called him a “retard.” Platt stopped the car and asked her to get out of his vehicle.
“She kept saying she’s an assistant DA and said, ‘Who are they gonna believe you or me?’ And I said, ‘You know what, you’re kind of right.’ So I took out my phone and I recorded it,” Platt told ABC News.
When Platt once again asked her to step out of his car, Warner refused, saying she was “f**cking pissed” and that she wanted the cops to “f*ck him up.”
“No, because I’m pissed the f*ck off. Either drop me off at my house or we’ll wait for the cops because I’m not wrong,” Warner said, according to Platt’s recording. “So under the law, it’s recklessly keeping me from where I was going and you have done that. You’re kidnapping me. You’re committing a third- to first-degree felony.”
Warner lost her job with the Dallas County District Attorney’s office Monday when Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson announced that Warner’s behavior did not meet the standard required of public servants. Warner also apologized during a press conference Tuesday, saying she was fearful because the driver took a wrong turn.
“I’m not ever going to justify anything that I said. There’s just a little bit more to it and I was wrong,” Warner told reporters.
Platt didn’t press charges against Warner and said he was sorry that she lost her job, but that she can’t treat people that way.
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