Walmart heiress’s DWI arrest in Texas gets expunged

The daughter of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.’s founder Sam Walton, billionaire Alice Walton, got an Oct. 7, 2011 arrest for suspicion of drunken driving in Texas erased from her records after prosecutors declined to press formal charges and the statute of limitations expired.

In an interview with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in October, Parker County Assistant Prosecutor Fred Barker said that he expected Walton’s request for expunction to be granted and for case records to be destroyed. Saying “it’s a criminal offense to discuss any information related to an expunction,” Barker refused to divulge details of the case when talking with press on Monday, December 2.

In documents aiming to erase Walton’s record of any wrongdoing, Walton’s attorney said that the arrest was for a misdemeanor, with court records attesting to the fact that Walton was arrested based on the outcome of her field sobriety exams.

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