The Dallas County District Attorney’s office fired one of its assistant attorneys Monday after an Uber driver released a recording he said was the attorney insulting him and accusing him of kidnapping.
Shaun Platt, the Uber driver that recorded the incident late Friday night, told KDFW-TV that 32-year-old Jody Warner appeared to be drunk when he picked her up from Capitol Pub in east Dallas. He told the Dallas Morning News that Warner told him to deviate from the directions his GPS gave for her home, and he got lost.
That’s when the ride home took a turn for the worse.
According to audio obtained by multiple outlets, a women the driver said was Warner can be heard calling Platt “a legitimate retard” and “an idiot,” and also accusing him of kidnapping, after he repeatedly asked her to leave his vehicle.
He ended the ride early on the Uber app and asked her to get out of his car. The woman on the audio recording told Platt “I’m an assistant district attorney,” and that she wanted to wait for police to arrive, after Platt had called them to the scene, “so that they can [expletive] you up.”
The DA’s office initially said it was investigating the matter. But by 5 p.m. on Monday, Warner had been fired, according to a news release from Dallas County DA Faith Johnson.