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Dallas Prosecutor Fired Over Uber Scrape

Dallas Prosecutor Fired Over Uber Scrape
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By    |   Wednesday, 15 November 2017 11:39 AM

A Dallas prosecutor who was fired on Monday after lashing out at an Uber driver has apologized for her actions.

"I was wrong," Jody Warner said on Tuesday at a press conference, per ABC News. "I'm very sorry for the language I used. I'm not proud of it.”

The incident occurred on Friday night when 26-year-old Shaun Platt was driving Warner home from the Capitol Pub in East Dallas.

He claimed that the former Dallas County assistant district attorney grew increasingly agitated about the route he was taking, insisting he take a different one to what was plotted on his GPS.

"She kept saying she's an assistant DA and said, 'Who are they going to 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," he told ABC News.

The argument escalated to the point that Platt pulled over and asked Warner to get out of the vehicle.

The 32-year-old now former prosecutor refused, saying per The Washington Post, “No, because I’m pissed the f— off. Either drop me off at my house or we’ll wait for the cops because I’m not wrong.”

According to the report, Platt said he would wait for police, to which Warner responded, calling him “a f—— idiot in a stupid f—— hat” and stating “I’m an assistant district attorney so shut the f— up.”

When police did arrive at the scene, Platt declined to press charges, ABC News reported.

According to CBS News, Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson issued a statement saying Warner’s behavior was “contrary to this office's core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated."

Johnson also contacted Platt to apologize for Warner’s actions.

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