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Re: “Alice Walton arrested in Texas for DWI UPDATE

Norma, I wholeheartedly agree with your synopsis - even as the victim of a drunken Walton. My major gripes are: a) with the system that allows these people, based on their financial and political power (in my opinion), to elude the justice system that most other citizens would have to face in the same situation; and b) with the other family members who actively allow and promote this behavior by financial, politically and emotionally defending these unacceptable actions. James McNabb Walton actually testified to the court that his family was helping him overcome his alcohol problem by sending him to AA and then drinking socially with him so that they could "monitor" his intake. LUDICROUS! He also testified that he and his family knew he had a problem, but I guess it wasn't a big enough problem to address until he nearly killed me and other innocent citizens in our community. And the legal system in this matter? What a joke! I am not envious in the least of the Walton's fortune - I am disheartened that this fortune seems to allow the family to be reckless at the expense of others.

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Posted by emmyallyn on 10/14/2011 at 9:05 PM

Re: “Alice Walton arrested in Texas for DWI UPDATE

Oh, and quite interestingly enough, you'll find many references to James Walton Sr. having four children (and many billions of dollars) - but what you won't find so easily is information on that fourth child, James McNabb Walton (the son and drunk driver in Blacksburg). Apparently, there is something that the Walton family wishes to hide about this member. I should dig out the police report and my files from the court hearings...

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Posted by emmyallyn on 10/14/2011 at 12:30 PM

Re: “Alice Walton arrested in Texas for DWI UPDATE

This is not the only Walton that seems to have an alcohol problem and knack for staying out of jail. James Walton (grandson of the Walton clan) was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI and felony hit-and-run in February of 2008 in Blacksburg, VA. Mr. Walton was underaged at the time, and had just flown into the Virginia Tech campus on a private plane after a hunting trip in TX. The incident occurred at 4:45pm on a Monday afternoon, when Walton slammed into the driver's side door of an attended vehicle and then fled the scene. The felony charge was ultimately not upheld (thanks to the joke of a Commonwealth's Attorney in Montgomery County), and Mr. Walton was allowed to quietly withdraw from the university. During one court appearance (at which his mother, father and siblings were in attendance), he admitted to the court that he was attending AA meetings in Denver CO, though still drinking socially; it was at this hearing that the felony charge was effectively dropped pending a 1-year probationary period.

While this incident wasn't highly publicized, I can provide all of these details because I was the victim of Mr. Walton's crime. I was also the victim of egregious harassment by the sleazy attorney, Chris Tuck (Blacksburg, VA), whom Mr. Walton's parents quickly retained to resolve the incident. Mr. Tuck not only made unsolicited, surprise visits to my residence, but continued to call my phone after I had expressly asked not to be contacted.

DWI/DUI may generate state funds, but these laws are critical and should be enforced to protect the safety of other citizens.

I sincerely hope that the Waltons will invest a few of their billions to get get help and/or cages for their reckless and careless family members.

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Posted by emmyallyn on 10/14/2011 at 11:53 AM


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