Reese Witherspoon Arrested After Drunken Fight With Cop

By: Amanda Crum - April 22, 2013

Reese Witherspoon, usually the very picture of poise and good taste, was arrested on Friday after hurling insults at the cop who pulled her husband over on suspicion of DUI.

The actress and her husband, Jim Toth, had been out in Atlanta, apparently having a very good time; when an officer noticed that Toth was driving in the wrong lane, he promptly pulled him over. Witherspoon then began to pull the old, “Don’t you know who I am” routine on the cop, who was having none of it.

“Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe I was a real police officer,” the officer wrote in a police report. “I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet. 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 was then handcuffed and arrested for disobeying repeated orders from the officer and she and Toth, who now faces a DUI charge, were taken into custody. The actress is charged with disorderly conduct.

News of the arrest comes as a shock to fans, as the mom of three cemented her status as America’s Sweetheart with films such as “Man In The Moon”, “Sweet Home Alabama”, and “Legally Blonde”. She was in Atlanta to film “The Good Lie”. She recently released a statement regarding the arrest and her behavior:

”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. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”

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  • janet ochotorena

    My Aunt and Uncle were killed by a person driving on the wrong side of the road in Georgia. Thank God for the officer correcting them and keeping miss entitled from killing someone.

  • laura

    If her husband was driving on the wrong side of the road he clearly needed to be pulled over. She and her husband can clearly pay for a car service or a cab. No drunk that ever killed someone’s loved one ever set out to do that, or ever thought that would happen to them. After it is done they would do anything to take it back, but that does not give life back to a dead person. I am not a member of MADD. However, my beautiful 27 year old daughter was hit by a drunk driver 10 years ago and she died immediately. her 4 1’2 year old son almost died. He will have physical repricussions of that his entire life. I will be praying for that guy that killed her the rest of my life.She was priceless, and could never be replaced. Someone like Randy Travis and Reese Witherspoon need to pay someone to drive them when they are impaired. I already started praying for Randy Travis guess I better add Reese and her husband to the list. <3

  • rob

    was he driving maximum overdrive truck with her face on it?

  • scallywag

    Nevermind, Reese Witherspoon would like to remind you all that she is simply a Hollywood legend that deserves eternal axx kissing….

    Yes Reese, ‘we’re all deeply embarrassed too…’

  • ja

    We all have a bad side and it is nice to know she does too… and like all hollywood people they want you to know who they are..I am embarrassed for her.. Won’t be able to look at her again without thinking of this..