Here’s a news story that absolutely no one could’ve guessed would be written. Reese Witherspoon was drunk and got herself arrested over the weekend. Not only that, but she was arrested for disorderly conduct while bad-mouthing a cop of whom was arresting her husband for DUI! You really can’t make these things up, can you?
Jim was driving and apparently failing to stay in his lane and so he was pulled over. Instead of staying in the car and minding her own business, Reese opted to pull the celebrity card out of her back pocket. “Variety” has the full report:
A court appearance is scheduled for Monday at 8 a.m. in Atlanta Municipal Court, but Witherspoon and Toth aren’t expected to appear, according to sources. Their attorney is expected to request that court date be postponed. Witherspoon, 37, was with Toth, 42, in Atlanta shooting indie drama “The Good Lie.” Production on the film was not interrupted by the arrests, according to sources.
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. As Toth walked in the Walgreens parking lot where the officer instructed him to pull over to, Witherspoon became increasingly agitated from the vehicle, which prompted the officer to warn her to stay in the car for the sake of her own safety.
“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 officer then detailed how she resisted as he grabbed her arms to arrest as Toth attempted to calm her down.
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.”
Though he told an officer he had only a single drink hours earlier, Toth blew a .139 on a Breathalyzer test administered at the scene. He also is facing a second charge for failure to maintain a lane while driving.
Witherspoon’s alleged violation, which is specified on the police report as “disorderly conduct (obstruction),” is a local municipal ordinance.
We are dying laughing here. First, she tells the cop that she doesn’t believe he’s a real cop, and then she’s a “U.S. citizen” and is allowed to stand on American ground? The cop tried to warn her, but she just wouldn’t listen.
Later, Reese realized her folly and issued the below statement:
“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.”
What do you think? Did you ever think we would see a report about America’s sweetheart, Reese Witherspoon, getting arrested? We hope that there is video in Atlanta somewhere of this…
Reese Witherspoon Arrested For Disorderly Conduct; Husband Jim Toth Busted For DUI was last modified: April 22nd, 2013 by