Reese Witherspoon — yes, that Reese Witherspoon — and her husband Jim Toth, got busted for driving drunk and being disorderly. They were arrested, taken to jail, and booked.
File this under Celeb Scandals You Wouldn’t Expect. Her husband was the one driving drunk and Ms. Witherspoon was the one arguing with the police officer. It’s unclear if she was also drunk. TMZ has everything:
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 when given a Breathalyzer test, Toth’s blood alcohol level was .139.
.08 is the limit. So he really hit it out of the park there. It’s strangely comforting knowing that Ms. Reese Witherspoon is not above the law. Girl, when a police officer tells you to stay in the car and you don’t, twice, you should expect consequences. But if Lohan and Amanda Bynes can skate by, I’m sure Reese Witherspoon will have no problem shooing this away.
Also, a Ford Fusion? Really?
Reese has since issued an apology, saying:
“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.”