DUI charges filed against Walmart heiress Alice Walton in 2011 were dismissed by Texas prosecutors on Monday, September 9. According to Parker County, Texas Prosecutor John Forest, the suspension of the Texas Highway patrol trooper who carried out the arrest prompted the prosecution to drop the case. The arresting officer was allegedly suspended for misconduct and won't be able to testify since his suspension term goes past the trial deadline, which is on October 7.
Records show that Walton was driving home after attending a birthday dinner in her honor in a Fort Worth restaurant when she was pulled over by a Texas Department of Public Safety officer at around 10 p.m. During a field sobriety test, she was found to be under the influence alcohol. Walton did refuse to undergo a breath test though.
The billionaire was released on a $1,000 bail bond from the Parker County jail.
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