Reese Witherspoon has released a statement apologising for her behaviour
Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct after husband Jim Toth was pulled over on suspicion of drink driving, according to reports.
The actress has since said she’s ‘deeply embarassed’ by her behaviour.
It’s being reported that Reese and Toth were pulled over in Atlanta, Georgia, in the early hours of Friday morning because their car was allegedly seen swerving across its lane.
According to a Georgia State Police incident report, Jim Toth, who apparently appeared dishevelled and smelling of alcohol, failed a blood-alcohol breath test at the scene.
The police officer in question said that Reese ‘disobeyed multiple orders’ to stay in the car while he was testing Toth.
She said ‘she was a US citizen and that she had the right to stand on American ground’, according to the police.
The police officer’s report said: ‘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 further quoted Witherspoon as telling the officer: ‘You’re going to be on national news.’
After the Oscar-winner refused to go back to the car, she was handcuffed and arrested.
Reese, who was all smiles as she showed off her new brunette locks at the premiere of Mud in New York this weekend, released a statement following the incident and apologised for her conduct.
She said: ‘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 behaviour.’
The couple were released from custody at about 3:30 a.m. on Friday, and were scheduled to appear in court on Monday, but sources have told Variety magazine that their attorney is expected to request a later date.