Uber Driver Defends His Actions Against Fired Assistant District Attorney

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – The Dallas UBER driver who became the target of a profanity laced tirade from a now fired assistant district attorney is defending his actions.

Jody Warner says the recording that captured her profane exchange while drunk in the back of the car didn’t capture what happened before.

In a news conference Tuesday morning she said she felt uncomfortable because, Shaun Platt was taking a different route to her house, and red flags started to go up.

Others who spoke on Warner’s behalf during the same news conference also insinuated Platt was trying to make a pass at her.

Platt vehemently denied those claims.

He said, “I guess this is her defense of last resort is to try and fabricate something to kind of save face.”

Platt said he has been driving UBER for several months now and many of the rides he gives are to intoxicated people, but he says he has never been treated the way Warner treated him.

Platt added, “She was incredibly intoxicated. She was yelling obscenities at me.”

He said he terminated the ride and called police when she became verbally aggressive towards him.

In the recording Warner can be heard boasting about her job as an assistant district attorney, and advocating for police violence saying in part, “you’re so stupid I want the cops to come so that they can [expletive] you up.”

During Tuesday mornings news conference Warner said, “There is no excuse for anyone to talk the way that I did, but there is some more context to it.”

Platt said he never wanted her to get fired from her job just reprimanded.

He added, “I want an honest apology from her, because I know deep down she knows what she did to me and she knows it’s not right.”


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One Comment

  1. Todd Smith says:

    I read that she was in the BvsB, Blondes v. Brunettes to raise money. She enjoys the attention of being among the wealthy and famous! Thus her self entitlement is so glaring. No wonder she abused her position of power with the Uber driver. She is about herself and not others.
    She said her friends know she is always on edge, hm? Is that because she does not have a rich husband and her biological clock is ticking down?

    I did not see her volunteer as other Dallas ADAs have with students! Hm?!?!?
    A very special thank you to the following ADA volunteers who put in so much time and effort for our DAs in Schools students.

    Carpenter Elementary: Lori Ordiway, Durrand Hill, Becky Bailey, Messina Madson, Jerry Varney, Pat Kirlin, and Alexandra Guio.

    Browne Middle: Glen Fitzmartin, Ellyce Lindberg, Gaelle Aubrey, Jessica Trevizo, Sneha Patel, and Soni Lewis.

    Kimball High School: Kevin Brooks, Carmen White, Bree West, Felicia Kerney, Sanford Holmes, Holly Rasmussen and Shawnkeedra Martin.

  2. What’s amazing to me is this experience hasn’t seemed to humble her a bit. I’ll bet she’s pulled the “I’m an Asst. DA” line when drunk before. Self-entitled brat.

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