Denver, CO – The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office released bodycam video that showed an 18-year-old driver was lying when she posted a TikTok video on Sunday claiming that she got out of a DUI by flirting with the deputy (video below).
The incident occurred at about 4:45 a.m. on April 2 when Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputy Tyler Stahl stopped 18-year-old Skyler Fluss after he saw her vehicle swerving, KMGH reported.
“I noticed the black Audi had been swerving in her lane. Then she went over the right lane twice then the left lane once,” Deputy Stahl said.
The deputy told KDVR that Fluss told him she’d just broken up with her boyfriend and was on her phone, so he let her off with a warning.
“She said she was on her phone. She said that she was upset because her boyfriend broke up with her,” Deputy Stahl explained. “Throughout my entire interaction, she would start crying and get more choked up the more she was talking about it.”
He said she didn’t smell like alcohol or show any signs of impairment.
But hours later, Fluss posted an alarming video to TikTok and claimed she had flunked a breathalyzer but flirted her way out of being arrested by agreeing to go out with the deputy, KDVR reported.
The video showed Fluss chugging from a bottle of alcohol, doing cartwheels down a hallway, and then holding the deputy’s business card.
The caption on the video read “no dui for me.”
“I got out of a DUI and got let off with a warning,” Fluss bragged in the video and laughed. “That officer deserves a raise. Ladies, I literally just said ‘I just got out of a really bad relationship and he was really toxic and he dumped me.’ Two weeks ago.”
She giggled and kept going.
“I got off with a warning. No DUI for me b-ches,” she claimed. “It’s five in the f-king morning and I’m now just getting home.”
“That officer is such a f-king G,” Fluss continued. “I blew a 3.8 and he let me off with a warning. And gave me his number and said we should meet for coffee or lunch. He was hot. So I’m getting lunch with him tomorrow.”
“I literally should be in f-king jail right now, calling my dad to bail me out of f-king jail. But this office just let me off with a warning,” Fluss bragged.
“Put me in f-king handcuffs then, babe,” she said in the video. “I think I just found my soulmate. I got out of a f-king DUI b-ches. I got out of being arrested.”
Fluss posted her video to TikTok and it spread like wildfire.
She was pulled over for driving drunk, blew a 3.8, but brags about flirting will the officer and getting let go with a warning and his number. pic.twitter.com/rHVa0iRbvm
— 🥀_Imposter_🕸️ (@Imposter_Edits) April 3, 2022
But the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office hit back quickly, and released bodycam video that proved Fluss’s video had been a pack of lies, KUSA reported.
“We felt it necessary to provide our body-worn camera video to dispute the allegations that the woman was making,” Jenny Fulton, director of public affairs for the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement.
“The deputy’s body worn camera video captures his entire contact with her, including the reason he stopped her,” Fulton continued. “When he asked if she had been drinking, she said ‘no.’ She also did not slur her speech, nor did the deputy smell alcohol on her or witness any other physical signs of intoxication.”
“There was no evidence of alcohol in the vehicle. Therefore, he did not conduct any tests for DUI, including administering a breathalyzer,” the statement read.
The video also showed that Fluss had been unable to provide proof of insurance when the deputy stopped her but he had let her off the hook on that citation.
Deputy Stahl, a four year veteran of the sheriff’s department, said he was grateful that there was bodycam video of the incident or it would have been his word against Fluss, KDVR reported.
“I had my bodycam. If I didn’t have my bodycam, it could have been suspensions or whatever was deemed right for those types of allegations,” he explained.
Fluss admitted to reporters on Monday that the whole video was a lie and issued an apology to Deputy Stahl, KDVR reported.
“That was a lie. I was a stupid teenager. I was stupid and drunk and it wasn’t true,” she said.
The deputy told KDVR that he had heard her apology on television.
“I believe in transparency, like I said, I love the body cameras,” the deputy said. “It was selfish. I’m just disappointed. I genuinely think that she probably feels bad, and she’s going to have to live with this for a while, and that’s probably consequence enough.”
Fluss, however, has continued to claim that she was driving drunk that night although Deputy Stahl did not administer any roadside sobriety tests.
Watch the incident unfold in the video below: