A 2011 drunken driving charge against Walmart heiress Alice Walton was dropped by Texas prosecutors on Monday, September 9.
In a statement made to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette by Parker County, Texas Prosecutor John Forest, the DUI charge was dropped due to the suspension of a Texas Highway Patrol officer involved in the arrest for misconduct. Although the prosecution was given 2 years to make the case stand in court, the inability of the suspended officer to testify before the deadline for the trial, slated on October 7, prevented them from pursuing the case.
According to Texas Department of Public Safety senior trooper Gary Rozzell, Walton was stopped at around 10 p.m. when she violated the 55 mph construction zone speed limit along Interstate 20. She was reported to have exceeded the legal alcohol intake during a field sobriety test, but refused to take a breathalyzer test.
The billionaire posted a $1,000 bail for her release after being arrested and taken to the Parker county jail.
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