Reese Witherspoon and Her Husband Arrested. Tipsy Witherspoon Boasts to Arresting Officer: 'Do you know my name? You're about to find out who I am' Variety, USA Today
"Reese Witherspoon and her husband, CAA agent James Toth, were arrested and briefly jailed early Friday morning in Atlanta, GA," reports Variety.
The story continues, "While Toth is facing a DUI charge after driving in the wrong lane, Witherspoon was also arrested on a disorderly conduct charge according to a police report obtained by Variety. She was handcuffed after disobeying repeated instruction from the arresting officer, with whom she verbally sparred, to stay inside the vehicle."
The couple were later released on bond.
The story adds, "Toth was pulled over after midnight Friday driving a silver 2013 Ford Focus, which the officer witnessed weaving across a double line on Atlanta’s Peachtree St. Toth appeared disheveled and his breath smelled of alcohol, according to the police report, prompting the officer to administer a sobriety test."
About Witherspoon the story says, " 'Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer,' according to the police report. 'I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet.' Once Toth was placed under arrest, Witherspoon exited the vehicle and was instructed to get back in the car. According to the report, she 'stated that she was a ‘US citizen’ and that she was allowed to ‘stand on American ground.’ ”
The report continues, "As the report details, 'Mrs. Witherspoon asked, 'Do you know my name?' I answered, 'No, I don’t need to know your name.' I then added, 'right now.' Mrs. Witherspoon stated, 'You’re about to find out who I am.' "
The report also specified, “Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, ‘You are going to be on national news.’ I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine."
According to USA Today, "Witherspoon released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior. 'I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said,' Witherspoon said. 'It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior.' Witherspoon is in Atlanta filming 'The Good Lie.' "