A lawyer for Wal-Mart heiress Alice Walton said she "accepts full responsibility" for a drunken-driving charge that landed her in the Parker County Jail jail last week.
Walton was returning to her Parker County home after a birthday dinner in Fort Worth when a state trooper pulled her over, attorney Dee J. Kelly said.
The daughter of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. founder Sam Walton was driving 71 mph in a 55-mph construction zone on Interstate 20, Kelly said. Walton was cruising through a construction zone when the Texas Highway Patrol stopped her on a traffic violation at about 10 p.m.
During the stop, it was determined that Walton was intoxicated, senior trooper Gary Rozzell told the paper. She refused a breath test and was arrested and booked into the Parker County Jail.
Walton, who is worth an estimated $21 billion, easily handled the $1,000 bail and was released before 9 a.m. Saturday.
Walton was convicted of DWI in an Arkansas municipal court in 1998 after she drove her sport-utility vehicle off a road in Springdale and crashed. According to court records, a test administered at a hospital where Walton was taken after the crash showed she had a blood-alcohol level of .16.
A judge ordered her to perform 28 hours of community service, which she completed at the Jones Center for Children and Families. Walton also had to pay $925 in fines and court costs.
According to the Weatherford Democrat, she was also reportedly involved in a fatal car crash in 1989.