Turns out Reese Witherspoon might have a little more Johnny Cash than June Carter about her after all. The actress and her hubby were popped by onetime in ATL during the wee hours of the morning Friday A.M. for DUI and disorderly conduct.
Via TMZ reports:
Reese Witherspoon pulled her celebrity card out while her husband was getting arrested for DUI, telling the officer who ended up busting her, “You’re about to find out who I am.”
The arrests went down in Atlanta early Friday morning. Cops say they spotted Reese and her husband Jim Toth’s car — a silver Ford Fusion — weaving in and out of lanes, so they pulled them over.
As officers dealt with Jim, Reese allegedly started acting up, telling cops, “Do you know my name?” The officer answered by saying, “No, I don’t need to know your name.”
Witherspoon then came back with, “You’re about to find out who I am … You are going to be on national news.”
During Jim’s arrest, Reese allegedly became ornery, demonstrating visual and verbal frustration over how long it was taking to arrest her husband. At one point, she got out of her car and the officer ordered her back inside. When she got out a second time, he arrested her for disorderly conduct, a municipal ordinance.
They were both taken to jail, booked, and released a short time later.
As for Toth’s part of the arrest … the officer in the report described him by saying his “eye lids were droopy” and his eyes were “blood shot and watery.” The officer said he smelled a “strong odor” of alcohol coming from Toth.
The officer stated that Toth told him he only had one drink, but — as first reported by Variety — when given a Breathalyzer test, Toth’s blood alcohol level was .139.
In Reese’s defense maybe she played the celeb card because she had as much to drink as her hubby.
SMH… Them Georgia one-time clearly gave zero fawks about her Hollyweird status:
Reese later released this statement:
“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.”
Reese didn’t let the incident spoil her weekend though. The actress was all smiles just hours later in NYC for the premiere of her latest film project ‘MUD’. Hit the flip for some flicks.
Get it Reese.
They clean up nicely… for some criminals!