Dallas, TX – A 32-year-old Dallas prosecutor was fired after a drunken outburst during an Uber ride where she threatened to accuse the driver of kidnapping her.
Dallas County Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner has been accused of attacking and berating her Uber driver, Shaun Platt, as he drove her home Friday from a bar, the New York Post reported.
There is a recording of Warner’s interaction with the 26-year-old Uber driver, according to KTVT.
“I want to go home so badly, but you’re so stupid, I want the cops to come and f**k you up!” Warner said.
“Ma’am, please,” Platt said.
“No! Everything’s being recorded. I’m an Assistant District Attorney, so shut the f**k up!” Warner replied.
The Uber driver told the Dallas Morning News that the Nov. 10 ride became heated when Warner told Platt to change his GPS-directed route, and he got lost. Platt said that Warner was intoxicated.
“She said, ‘You can follow the [expletive] GPS’ and she became increasingly angry, even though I was just trying to get her home,” Platt told the Dallas Morning News.
Platt said Warner started slapping him on the shoulder, and warned him that she was a district attorney.
“Who are they going to believe? I’m a district attorney,” Platt said Warner told him.
Platt called 911, and started recording the conversation.
Dallas News reports that Warner continued to berate him, calling him a “legitimate retard.”
While waiting for police, Warner accused Platt of keeping her in the car against her will.
“You’re kidnapping me,” she said. “You’re committing a third- to first-degree felony. So do you want to take me home or do you want to stay here? We can hang out. I’m not scared. It’s cool. I was trying to be nice to you.”
Faith Johnson, the Dallas County Criminal District Attorney, released a statement saying Warner had been fired.
“I have decided to terminate Ms. Warner,” Johnson said. “Although criminal charges have not been filed, her behavior is contrary to this office’s core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated.”
“As public servants, we represent the people of Dallas County and are examples of justice, professionalism, and ethical behavior both inside and outside of the courtroom. I will not waiver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff.”
Warner worked for six years in the District Attorney office’s crime against children unit, according to FOX News .
Dallas Police said the department will not file charges against Warner.