Reese Witherspoon apologizes following weekend arrest - WKRN News 2

Reese Witherspoon apologizes following weekend arrest

Posted: Updated: April 22, 2013 11:20 AM
Witherspoon and Toth booking photo, courtesy of WSBTV Witherspoon and Toth booking photo, courtesy of WSBTV
Witherspoon and Toth in 2012 Witherspoon and Toth in 2012

Reese Witherspoon was arrested over the weekend on a disorderly conduct charge after a traffic stop involving her husband in Atlanta.

A Georgia State Police incident report says that Witherspoon was arrested early Friday and charged with disorderly conduct.

The police report from Georgia State Patrol confirmed Witherspoon's comments to the police officer during the arrest of her and husband James Toth.

The police officer said, "I told Mrs. Witherspoon that Mr. Toth was under arrest. I told Mrs. Witherspoon to get back into the car. Mrs. Witherspoon stated that she was a 'US Citizen' and that she was allowed to 'stand on American ground.'"

The officer continued, "I put my hands on Mrs. Witherspoon's arms to arrest her. Mrs. Witherspoon was resistant but I was able to put handcuffs on her without incident due to Mr. Toth calming her down."

Witherspoon asked, the officer "Do you know my name?" The officer answered, "No, I don't need to know your name. Witherspoon then stated, "You're about to find out who I am." The officer replied, "I am not worried about you ma'am, I already told you how things work."

The officer explained to Witherspoon that she was obstructing my investigation of Mr. Toth.

After Witherspoon was arrested the officer stated the implied consent notice for suspects age 21 or over.

Toth gave a verbal "yea."

The officer proceeded to place Toth in the right side of the rear of his patrol car. As the officer put Witherspoon in the left side rear the patrol car, "She told me her name and stated, "You are going to be on national news."

The officer advised Witherspoon that was fine.

The officer then transported Witherspoon and Toth to Atlanta Pre-Trial Jail without incident.

Reese Witherspoon said she is "deeply embarrassed" for what she said to police officers during her arrest Friday morning in Atlanta.

The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday night apologizing for her "disrespectful behavior to police" that began when her husband Hollywood agent, Jim Toth was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Witherspoon added she was worried about her husband and "clearly had one drink too many."

Witherspoon's case was scheduled for a Monday hearing, but it was reset for May 22. The actress did not appear in court.

*The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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