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Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:24 PM

Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton gets DWI arrest expunged

Source: AP

BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Alice Walton, the billionaire daughter of Wal-Mart Stores founder Sam Walton, has had a 2011 arrest for suspected drunken driving cleared from her record, after prosecutors declined to press formal charges in the case.

The arrest was expunged from Walton’s record during a hearing Monday in Parker County. Assistant Prosecutor Fred Barker told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in October that he expected Walton’s request to be granted and that case records would be destroyed. He declined to discuss the matter Monday.

“It’s a criminal offense to discuss any information related to an expunction. As such, we have no information to provide,” Barker said.

Walton, 64, was arrested on Oct. 7, 2011, on Interstate 20 at Farm Road 51. In September, officials said they would not file formal charges against Walton because the state highway trooper who arrested her has been suspended from his job.

Read more: http://www.star-telegram.com/2013/12/03/5388220/wal-mart-heiress-alice-walton.html?rh=1

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Reply Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton gets DWI arrest expunged (Original post)
TexasTowelie Dec 2013 OP
hatrack Dec 2013 #1
yeoman6987 Dec 2013 #40
montanacowboy Dec 2013 #2
brewens Dec 2013 #12
rurallib Dec 2013 #42
YOHABLO Dec 2013 #51
TBF Dec 2013 #3
warrant46 Dec 2013 #23
Hubert Flottz Dec 2013 #45
BuelahWitch Dec 2013 #50
mikeysnot Dec 2013 #4
bitchkitty Dec 2013 #15
progressoid Dec 2013 #24
bitchkitty Dec 2013 #43
Major Nikon Dec 2013 #5
Cobalt Violet Dec 2013 #22
cilla4progress Dec 2013 #6
hatrack Dec 2013 #10
DallasNE Dec 2013 #7
Major Nikon Dec 2013 #18
Kingofalldems Dec 2013 #8
nyquil_man Dec 2013 #9
LittleGirl Dec 2013 #38
louis-t Dec 2013 #11
DemoTex Dec 2013 #13
Enthusiast Dec 2013 #39
A Simple Game Dec 2013 #14
Not Sure Dec 2013 #16
A Simple Game Dec 2013 #19
HughBeaumont Dec 2013 #17
Ilsa Dec 2013 #20
TBF Dec 2013 #26
City Lights Dec 2013 #21
notadmblnd Dec 2013 #36
progressoid Dec 2013 #25
Berlum Dec 2013 #27
ReRe Dec 2013 #28
mitty14u2 Dec 2013 #29
dem in texas Dec 2013 #30
kenfrequed Dec 2013 #31
BobbyBoring Dec 2013 #32
TexasTowelie Dec 2013 #34
adirondacker Dec 2013 #49
LiberalEsto Dec 2013 #33
rationalcalgarian Dec 2013 #41
notadmblnd Dec 2013 #35
eppur_se_muova Dec 2013 #37
Hubert Flottz Dec 2013 #44
mitty14u2 Dec 2013 #46
leftyladyfrommo Dec 2013 #47
Orsino Dec 2013 #48
customerserviceguy Dec 2013 #52

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:26 PM

1. Gosh, this really makes me want to go visit Crystal Bridges Museum - how about you?

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Response to hatrack (Reply #1)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 07:27 PM

40. DUI

I don't see why she gives a care if it disappears or not. She is 64 years old and does not have to worry about high insurance costs or getting a job. Regardless of the driving drunk which is stupid to begin with. Fighting this really makes no sense. What is it to her? Bragging rights? If I was a billionaire, I would care less (Again, I would not be in the situation to begin with but just saying it is a stupid fight).

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:30 PM

2. The Trooper who arrested her has been suspended?????????????

WELL OF COURSE HE WAS - HE WILL PROBABLY BE BANISHED FROM SOCIETY FOREVER

WHAT THE HELL WAS THE MATTER WITH HIM, ARRESTING THE OVERLORD OF BENTONVILLE

THIS SOUNDS LIKE THE ONION BUT OF COURSE WE KNOW IT'S NOT, IT'S LIFE NOW, OUR REAL LIFE THAT WE ARE ALL LIVING AND IT'S ONLY GOING TO GET MUCH MUCH WORSE

FUCK THE WALTON'S AND ALL THEIR SPAWN - DISGRACEFUL ENTITLED BASTARDS EVERY LAST ONE OF THEM

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:50 PM

12. As if a DWI would be anything but a joke to her anyway. I suppose squashing it leaves her free

to drink and drive at will, especially since law enforcement has been put on notice now.

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 08:49 PM

42. bet he learned his lesson

when he saw "Walton" on that license he should have bowed and said good night. Maybe offered her an escort home.

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Response to montanacowboy (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:36 PM

51. They're American Aristocracy you know.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:32 PM

3. Is this the case in which she killed someone?

Oh wait no that was the accident in 1989 (in which Oleta Hardin was killed). And then there was the DUI in 1998 ...

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Response to TBF (Reply #3)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:42 PM

23. Here she is in all her Glory (Mug Shot)

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Response to warrant46 (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:03 PM

45. She looks so remorseful...

I'll bet she don't even lose her right to drive.

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Response to warrant46 (Reply #23)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:01 PM

50. All her money and she looks like the people who shop at Walmart

You'd think she'd get her hair done, geez.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:32 PM

4. Two Americas

I do no understand why people shop there. I know in some communities it is their only choice but wow.

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Response to mikeysnot (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:06 PM

15. I don't shop there.

But I know people who do. Most of them are struggling, some with kids. It's the cheapest place. I wish they wouldn't shop there, but I can't condemn them for it.

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Response to bitchkitty (Reply #15)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:43 PM

24. But it's often not the cheapest.

I have a family member who always tells me to go to Walmart for good prices. The last time was for tires for my lawnmower. So I called around and got them cheaper at my locally owned tire place. Same for prescriptions - it was cheaper at the grocery store down the street. And even groceries are cheaper at our locally owned store.


Target steals title of 'cheapest' from Wal-Mart

http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=84caede6-927a-488e-842c-322ae9654306

Wal-Mart no longer viewed as cheapest retailer

http://money.msn.com/top-stocks/post.aspx?post=5ae4de06-8b48-4d40-8fac-79ee8a138213



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Response to progressoid (Reply #24)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 09:27 PM

43. Now that is interesting. n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:37 PM

5. Not her first DWI

How long before she kills someone else?

Her BAC was twice the legal limit and her attorney made a statement that she "accepts full responsibility". I guess we now know that was a lie.

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Response to Major Nikon (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:39 PM

22. 1989

Guess she's going for her 2nd kill now.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:40 PM

6. Cry for help

on her part. Won't anyone take her seriously?

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #6)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:43 PM

10. Let me get back to you after I find the Real Killers in the Simpson case, OK?

After that - Justice For Alice The Persecuted!

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:40 PM

7. Was The "Misconduct" Giving Alice Walton A Ticket?

Also, what was her blood-alcohol level when she was arrested. Does justice depend on the current conduct of a witness? This woman has a troubled driving record making this decision scary.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:13 PM

18. Her BAC was 0.16

Twice the legal limit in Texas, which means she wasn't just drunk. She was extremely drunk. The chances of her killing again are quite good.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:40 PM

8. But were her private property rights violated?

Strikers thrown in jail--she comes close to killing an innocent and walks. Did the judge apologize to her?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:42 PM

9. Of course. We must protect America's greatest welfare queen. nt

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Response to nyquil_man (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:50 PM

38. +1 eom

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:45 PM

11. Two sets of rules....

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:59 PM

13. Don't mess with the ruling class!

Dan Rather found that out the hard way, too.

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Response to DemoTex (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 06:09 PM

39. + A shit load! nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 03:59 PM

14. Too bad she can't afford to hire a driver. n/t

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Response to A Simple Game (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:07 PM

16. Nobody will take the job

since she refuses to pay a living wage.

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Response to Not Sure (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:14 PM

19. Good point, now I understand her dilemma. n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:13 PM

17. It's like a big fucking inside joke that's being played on us.

Yet NO ONE wants to own up to it.

"OH, DON'T HATE THE WEALTHY! I'm going to BE ALICE WALTON one day!!"

Fuck.

And now there's word that Tyco's theft-meister CEO Dennis Kozlowski is being released. Dollars to donuts that he, like Michael Milken, will end up wealthier coming OUT of prison than he did going in.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:23 PM

20. How many people does she get to kill

before they stop her?

I wish she'd ram herself into a tree or light pole. Being taken out would be a service to the rest of mankind.

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Response to Ilsa (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:47 PM

26. As many as she wants -

she's one of the richest people in the world. She does what she wants like any other billionaire.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:31 PM

21. How special for her!

Our justice system is a fucking joke!

What a rough life she must have! Ugh.

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Response to City Lights (Reply #21)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:40 PM

36. Her money is such a burden. However she's determined to bear it.

Her and her bottle of vodka is all she needs. Oh, and her car keys.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:44 PM

25. FUCK WALMART.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:51 PM

27. IOKIYAR

Republicons are special.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 04:59 PM

28. This is what big money buys...

... a law of your own. There's a 1% law and a 99% law. Star-Telegram is a Fort Worth, TX newspaper. It's a wonder that this even made it into the newspaper.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:02 PM

29. Who Paid for Republicans to Repeal Estate Tax?

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:04 PM

30. Rich and Drunk in Texas - Not a Problem

Time and time again you read about someone driving drunk and causing an accident or worst yet, causing a death. There will be no names released. You know that it was someone from a rich well-connected family. They get away with cold blooded murder too. Helps if they claim they are Christians. But the money is what counts.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:04 PM

31. There is no justice

Money should not be able to do this.

I believe that all prosecuters and defense lawyers should work for the state and you should end up with whoever they assign to you.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:13 PM

32. Something interesting

Her net worth went from 21 Bil. when she was arrested in 2011 to 33 Bil. when this article was printed.

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Response to BobbyBoring (Reply #32)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:31 PM

34. Yeah, the recession was really rough for her.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Reply #34)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 11:57 AM

49. Ironically, most of the profits probably came from SNAP benefits. nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:27 PM

33. Well, isn't she special?

I do believe the Waltons and other 1% members could murder someone in cold blood and get away with it.

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Response to LiberalEsto (Reply #33)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 08:01 PM

41. Yes

If only she had run over a child or struck down an elderly person at a crosswalk. Too bad. It would have made a delightful tale over cocktails.


(just in case)

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:36 PM

35. I wonder how much it took to pay them off?

Political contributions coming their way when they decide to run for higher office, I suppose.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 05:46 PM

37. "Laws are for little people." nt

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:01 PM

44. Justice for the wealthy for sale.

The rest of us are not so lucky anymore.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Tue Dec 3, 2013, 10:43 PM

46. 1989 Alice struck killed a woman who stepped in front of her car

1989 Alice struck killed a woman who stepped in front of her car

By the mid-1980s Alice had moved back to Northwest Arkansas to raise cutting horses, which are trained for a competition in which riders in a ring compete to separate cattle singly from a herd. Alice got involved in her family's businesses, establishing and running an investment brokerage operation at Arvest. Then, one morning in 1989, there was a great tragedy. Alice struck and killed a woman who stepped in front of her car as she was driving to work. To this day she is visibly shaken when that event is mentioned.

http://money.cnn.com/magazines/fortune/fortune_archive/2004/11/15/8191093/index.htm

scroll ¾ way down page

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 11:28 AM

47. Oh, of course she did. Tickets are only for the little people. n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 11:30 AM

48. Her town, her rules. n/t

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Wed Dec 4, 2013, 03:46 PM

52. Beware of falling heiresses. n/t

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