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Ex-Douglas Elliman broker who called police “poor” pleads guilty to drunken driving

Liridona Selimaj reportedly told cops they "picked on" her because she drove an expensive car
September 27, 2016 10:55AM

Liridona Selimaj

Liridona Selimaj

A former Douglas Elliman broker pleaded guilty to charges of driving while intoxicated and was ordered to install an ignition interlock device on her car, complete a drunk-driving program and pay a $500 fine.

Liridona Selimaj, 28, was pulled over on the Henry Hudson Parkway at around 1 a.m. on June 2 when officers saw her swerving. On Monday, she took a plea deal, according to the New York Post.

Prosecutors said Selimaj told police she was not drunk at the time. “You’re picking on me because I was driving an expensive car. You make no money, and you’re poor — you’re picking on rich people,” Selimaj allegedly told the officers. “I had one drink. I’m not taking your test, so take me to jail. I’ve been through this before.”

Selimaj was previously charged for DWI in 2009 and has another sealed arrest, according to court papers.

A spokesperson for Elliman TRData LogoTINY told the tabloid in June that Selimaj no longer works for the company.

Late last year, another former Elliman broker found herself in hot water on DWI charges that hit the tabloids. Kinga Tabares was arrested for allegedly stealing a taxi after her driver stopped at a Manhattan police station to report her allegedly drunken antics.

In February, Tabares, who, according to her LinkedIn profile now works at the Nassimi Group, rejected a plea deal from prosecutors.  [NYP]Miriam Hall