Texas Loves the Walton Family (Not That One From TV)
Texas and Arkansas used to have a quite a (football) rivalry. Now, it appears that the two get along famously, at least if you're connected to Bentonville, Arkansas, home of Walmart, Inc. As I noted in a previous post, Walmart had a remarkable run in front of the Texas Supreme Court where it could not lose a case. Walmart appealed. Walmart won.
The same now apparently applies to the individuals who make up the Walmart family fortune. The Houston Chronicle reports that Alice Walton's DWI arrest in Parker County, Texas from 2011 will not be prosecuted.
Alice Walton is worth over $21 billion and is the second richest woman in America. People write her messages on her Bornrich.com page asking her for new sets of teeth because their past drug habits have ruined their teeth. Surprisingly, only 1,437 like her Facebook page. It's tough being an heiress.
This is not Alice's first run-in with the law:
She was reportedly convicted on four counts in a drunken driving case in May 1998 in Springdale, Arkansas. Police officers testified in court that at the scene of her car accident, Walton said "Do you know who I am?" and also refused then to consent to a blood-alcohol test, according to the Associated Press
Now, I'm guessing the police officer did not know who she was. On the other hand, I'm sure that it was made abundantly clear to the Parker County District Attorney, who decided not prosecute her, who exactly Alice Walton is.
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