Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth Arrested In DUI-Related Incident
Reese Witherspoon and her husband, agent Jim Toth, were arrested on Friday morning in Atlanta and subsequently jailed after being pulled over on suspicion of drunk driving, reported Variety magazine.
Toth had been operating the vehicle when it allegedly was spotted in the wrong lane by a police officer. He is facing a DUI charge. Witherspoon, who was in the passenger seat, was arrested for disorderly conduct for allegedly engaging in a verbal altercation with the arresting officer, according to the Atlanta Department of Corrections.
When the officer administered a sobriety test, Toth reportedly blew a .139; the legal limit in Georgia is .08. The police report also indicated that Witherspoon "began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer."
"Mrs. Witherspoon asked, 'Do you know my name?' I answered, 'No, I don't need to know your name.' I then added, 'right now,'" the report continued. "Mrs. Witherspoon stated, 'You’re about to find out who I am.' "
The married couple was released on bond at 3:30 a.m. A court hearing was scheduled for Monday morning, according to E! News.
Witherspoon has since released a statement through her rep, stating, "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 is no excuse," she added. "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."
On Sunday, both Witherspoon and Toth attended the premiere in New York City of Witherspoon's new movie, Mud, in which she stars alongside Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Paulson. She did not stick around for interviews, but did pose for pictures, reported People.