Reese Witherspoon and husband arrested

The actress is "deeply embarrassed" and has apologized for her behavior

Topics: reese witherspoon, jim toth, arrest, DUI, Hollywood, Celebrity,

In a rare misstep for girl-next-door Reese Witherspoon, the actress and her husband, CAA agent Jim Toth, were arrested on suspicion of DUI in Atlanta Friday morning.

From the Hollywood Reporter:

Toth, who was driving erratically and whose blood alcohol level was reported to be .139, was charged with DUI and not staying in the lane.

According to TMZ, Witherspoon was also taken into custody after allegedly becoming upset and getting out of the car twice. She reportedly said “Do you know my name?” and when the police officer said no, she answered: “You’re about to find out who I am. … You are going to be on national news.”

The two were released shortly after arrest, and a “deeply embarrassed” Witherspoon released the following statement on Sunday:

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“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. 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 behavior.”

The couple will report to Atlanta Municipal Court is Monday morning.

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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