Reese Witherspoon, Hubby Arrested

She's charged with disorderly conduct
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 21, 2013 7:45 PM CDT
Reese Witherspoon, Hubby Arrested
Actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth watch the Toronto Raptors take on the Los Angeles Lakers in an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles Friday, March 8, 2013.   (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

Squeaky-clean Reese Witherspoon found herself in a rare bit of trouble in the wee hours of Friday morning, reports Variety. The actress is in Atlanta shooting The Good Lie, and was a passenger in a car being driven by husband Jim Toth when the pair were pulled over after Toth reportedly veered into the wrong lane. He got out of the car to take a sobriety test (he blew a .139), and Witherspoon apparently got upset and was warned to stay in the car. Then things took a turn, per the police report as obtained by Variety. A sampling:

  • "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."
  • After Toth was arrested, Witherspoon exited the car, and "stated that she was a 'US citizen' and that she was allowed to 'stand on American ground.'"
  • The officer then moved to grab her arms and arrest her. Then "Mrs. Witherspoon asked, 'Do you know my name?' ... You’re about to find out who I am."
  • Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, 'You are going to be on national news.' I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine."
Toth faces a DUI charge; Witherspoon a disorderly conduct charge. The two were briefly jailed and released on bond around 3:30am. Variety notes it's "unclear" how the arrests managed to stay under wraps this long. The two have an 8am court date tomorrow, but they're not expected to attend. (More celebrity stories.)

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