[Gossip] UPDATED: Reese Witherspoon and Husband Arrested Over DUI
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 04.22.2013
Reese was charged with disorderly conduct...
UPDATE: According to TMZ, Reese Witherspoon has released the following statement about the arrest…
"Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that was no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I am very sorry for my behavior."
ORIGINAL: Reese Witherspoon and her husband/agent James Toth were arrested when Toth was pulled over on suspicion of DUI. Variety reports that the couple was pulled over on early Friday morning in Atlanta when Toth was seen driving in the wrong lane. Toth was charged with DUI while Witherspoon was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after she refused to obey repeated instructions from the police to stay inside the car.
The police report notes that Toth was pulled over after weaving across a double lane and appeared disheveled; he smelled of alcohol, which prompted a sobriety test. Witherspoon grew agitated in the care and the officer noted in the report, "Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer. I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet." Witherspoon got out of the car when Toth was arrested and said she was a "US citizen" and allowed to "stand on American ground."
The officer said he grabbed her arms to arrest her and Toth tried to calm her down, after which she asked "Do you know my name?" The officer answered no, to which she replied "You're about to find out who I am" and "You are going to be on national news."
Toth blew a .139 on a Breathalyzer test; he faces a second charge for failure to maintain a lane while driving.