Authorities say Walton was arrested by a Texas Highway Patrol trooper just before 10:00 p.m. October 7th. Walton was stopped for a traffic violation on Interstate 20 inside a construction zone, and a field sobriety test showed Walton to be intoxicated, troopers say.Earlier this week, those charges were dismissed because the arresting officer is unavailable to testify:
She later refused a breath test.
Walton faces one charge of driving while intoxicated, first offense, a class B misdemeanor. According to jail records, she was booked into jail shortly after 11 p.m. Oct 7th, and released on $1,000 bond around 8:40 a.m. the following morning.
Prosecutors in Texas have dropped a 2011 drunken driving citation against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. heiress Alice Walton.The officer has been suspended since February. No word on how many other cases have been dismissed due to his absence.
Officials said Monday that the highway patrol officer who pulled over Walton has been suspended and won't be available to testify.
Parker County, Texas, Prosecutor John Forest told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (http://is.gd/... ) that his office had two years to pursue the case against Walton. But the trooper's suspension won't be over by the Oct. 7 deadline.