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Assistant DA Fired After Angry Outburst Against Uber Driver

Assistant DA Fired After Angry Outburst Against Uber Driver

The Dallas Morning News reports the driver, Shaun Platt, said that Warner physically assaulted him, called him names, accused of him of kidnapping her, threatened that he'd never work again and flaunted her status as an assistant district attorney.

The driver, Shaun Platt, 26, said he could tell Warner was very intoxicated when she entered his auto Friday night.

Platt says Warner appeared drunk when he picked her up and that she became more upset as he tried to initiate small talk.

Platt alleged that Warner seemed to get angrier on the ride and things escalated after he got lost when she told him to follow a route that was different from the Global Positioning System directions. The driver called 911 and recorded Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner's entire tirade.

"We learned about the post in which you reference early Saturday morning and our office immediately launched an investigation, which is ongoing", the office of Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson said in a statement.

"Although criminal charges have not been filed, her behaviour is contrary to this office's core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated", Johnson said in a written statement.

"You're going to regret this so much", the female voice can be heard in the audio recording."You're a [expletive] idiot", the passenger says, "you are a legitimate retard". The situation took a bad turn when Warner told Platt to change his GPS-directed route and he got lost. Frizell resigned as a judge this year to run for district attorney. "I'm pretty sure that had a destination... you're holding me here".




She also slapped him on the shoulder, which prompted the driver to pull over on the side of the road and ask the passenger to exit the vehicle.

"I'm sorry that it cost her her job".

Platt: I'm waiting for the cops. It was insane... She can't treat people like that just because I'm not a doctor or a lawyer or someone she hangs around. "You're so stupid. I want the cops to come so that they can (expletive) you up".

"You're committing a third- to first-degree felony, so do you want to take me home?" she says. Platt said he finally had enough and pulled the vehicle over.

Warner did, however, say that Platt made "some accusations against me that are not true". "I mean no harm to her", Mr Platt said. A Dallas police spokesperson told Huffington Post, "We're still trying to gather information about this case". From there the Uber driver pulled over, while initially hesitating to call cops, saying he wanted to give Warner a 'chance' after she told him she was a district attorney.

Frizell said her decision to stand by Warner was not political but rather to offer support to someone she described as an "excellent prosecutor". Image via social media. "I think this might be kidnapping right now, actually".

Warner, meanwhile said she's very embarrassed by this.


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