Reese Witherspoon pulls celebrity card when arrested
America’s sweet heart Reese Witherspoon pulled her celebrity card out when she and her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, were pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence. The cops say they spotted Reese and her husband’s car weaving in and out of lanes, so they pulled them over.
As the officers handled Jim, Reese allegedly starting throwing a fit telling the cop, “Do you know my name?” in which Witherspoon is quoted as saying in a state trooper’s report. She also quoted saying, “You’re about to find out who I am” and “You’re about to be on national news,” according to the report.
“I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said,” Witherspoon 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. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”
Before the field sobriety test began, Witherspoon got out of the car, and was told to get back in and obeyed, the report said. When she got out a second time, the trooper said he warned her that she would be arrested if she left the car again.
As they continued testing Toth, “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,” Trooper First Class J. Pyland writes.
While Toth, was being placed under arrest Witherspoon got out and asked the trooper what was going on. After being told to return to the car, she “stated that she was a ‘US Citizen’ and that she was allowed to ‘stand on American ground,'” the report states.
Toth and Witherspoon were both taken to jail, booked, and released a short time later.