Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth Reese Witherspoon is "embarrassed" by her behavior following her arrest last Friday. The actress - who was arrested for disorderly conduct after getting into a verbal altercation with a police officer just moments after her husband, Jim Toth, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI) - has admitted she was "disrespectful" to the arresting officer and said she the incident escalated as she was "frightened." In a statement acquired by TMZ, she said: "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." The 37-year-old actress - who is in Atlanta filming new movie The Good Lie - and her husband were pulled over by the officer in the early hours of Friday morning on suspicion of DUI, however, when the police official gave Jim, 42, a breathalyzer, Reese reportedly became agitated and began complaining. The officer said in a police report: "Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer. 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.' " The couple were released on bond shortly after their arrest and a court appearance will take place at Atlanta Municipal Court today. Reese married Jim in March 2011 after a year of dating. The couple have a seven-month-old son, Tennessee, while the actress also has a daughter Ava, 13, and son Deacon, 10, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.

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  1. Dub-C on April 22, 2013 5:36 PM

    Really suprised this happens to Reese Witherpsoon. She must have been really drunk.

  2. anon on April 22, 2013 7:36 PM

    doesn't sound like Reese. (But I don't know her personally... so I really can't say...)
    It does raise the question if the couple were that drunk that caught the attention of cops... should her husband or her even been driving? They could killed someone or gotten killed themselves. Did the consider the kids at home? With the money she earns, why couldn't she order a car or a ride? Better judgement needed next time.

  3. Bri on April 23, 2013 8:46 AM

    She slipped up. She'll go into hiding for a while then come out when things die down. Sucks being in the spotlight all the time

  4. Mugs on May 20, 2013 1:23 AM

    "The 37-year-old actress - who is in Atlanta filming new movie The Good Lie - and her husband were pulled over by the officer in the early hours of Friday morning on suspicion of DUI, however, when the police official gave Jim, 42, a breathalyzer, Reese reportedly became agitated and began complaining."

    Gee, that's a well constructed sentence.

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