Published on April 23rd, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
Reese Witherspoon Arrested, Husband Jim Toth Arrested And Jailed For DUI Incident
Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth were arrested over the weekend in a DUI-related incident in Atlanta, Ga. Variety reports that the Oscar-winning actress and CAA agent, who was operating the vehicle, were pulled over early Friday morning after a cop noticed the car driving in the wrong lane.
According to a police report obtained by Variety, “Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe I was a real police officer. I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet.”
The report continued: “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.’… Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, ‘You’re going to be on national news.’ I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine.”
Witherspoon is charged with disorderly conduct for getting into a verbal fight with the police officer. Toth, whose blood alcohol level was recorded as .139, has been charged with driving while intoxicated.
Witherspoon, 37, and Toth, 42, were released from custody at 3:30 A.M. Friday. The couple had been down in the Georgia capital for work on the film “The Good Lie.” They were married in March 2011 and welcomed their first child together, son Tennessee James, in September.
After her release, Witherspoon made the following statement: “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 is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”
Source: huffingtonpost.com “Reese Witherspoon Arrested: Actress, Husband Jim Toth Arrested And Jailed For DUI Incident,” April 23, 2013.