Walmart heiress and billionaire Alice Walton was arrested in Texas last week on a charge of driving while intoxicated, the Weatherford Democrat reports.
Walton, who lives in Parker County, was stopped in a construction zone for a traffic violation at about 10 p.m. Friday, her 62nd birthday.
She was released by 9 a.m. on a $1,000 bond.
According to the newspaper report, jail book-in information and a mug shot are typically published on the Parker County Jail website shortly after an arrest. Walton’s information, however, “did not appear to be published on the Parker County Jail website until a call was made to the Parker County Sheriff’s Office from a Democrat reporter Wednesday afternoon.”
That info is currently available online.
This doesn’t appear to be Walton’s first DUI charge. According to reports, she was convicted of DUI in 1998 and was reportedly involved in a fatal car crash in 1989.
As Arkansas Blog points out, the timing of Friday’s incident is unfortunate considering Walton’s involvement in Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art which is set for a Nov. 11 opening in Bentonville.
Read the full story at the Weatherford Democrat.
Update: According to a statement released by a family spokesman, Walton accepts full responsibility for the incident.