A birthday celebration for Alice Walton last week ended on a sour note when the Wal-Mart heiress was arrested in Weatherford on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
"Ms. Walton was pulled over by a patrolman with the Department of Public Safety for driving 71 miles per hour in an unattended 55 miles per hour construction zone," her attorney, Dee J. Kelly, said in a statement. "She was returning home from a birthday dinner with friends at a Fort Worth restaurant. She accepts full responsibility for this unfortunate incident and deeply regrets it."
Senior trooper Gary Rozzell said Walton was pulled over by trooper Jeff Davis on Oct. 7 -- her 62nd birthday -- for a traffic violation about 10:22 p.m. on Interstate 20 at Farm Road 51.
"During the traffic stop, evidence was collected to the point that trooper Davis thought she was an impaired driver," Rozzell said. "She did cooperate with a field sobriety test at the scene. ... It indicated intoxication and on that, she was arrested."
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