Reese Witherspoon was arrested recently for thinking she was back on the set of Sweet Home Alabama where it would be acceptable to sass a police officer. She and her husband, Jim Toth, were pulled over because Toth was driving drunk and Witherspoon wouldn’t stay in the car or stop agitating the police officer. She was very drunk. They were both jailed and booked.
Did anyone else think it was odd that Witherspoon’s mugshot wasn’t head-on? That she was looking down? Yeah, that’s because it is odd. From People Magazine:
“You can’t look down in the photograph,” says Atlanta criminal defense attorney Peter Odom. “The whole point of a mugshot is for identification purposes. To my knowledge, there is no exception to this rule.”
I guess before they arrived, someone made sure they knew what her name was. The officers, however, don’t really see a problem with Witherspoon not looking directly at the camera.
“She was wobbly,” explains a police source within the Atlanta Department of Corrections. “She didn’t need help walking, but she wasn’t at a point where we could get a really clear picture.”
“On another picture, she sort of bent down at the waist and we got the top of her head,” says the source. “She wasn’t being difficult or rude, but her motor skills weren’t what they needed to be.”
Oh, totally, no prob, don’t ask her to stand up straight and stop moving for 5 seconds or anything. If you’ve ever gone to the Faces of Meth site you’ll see that hundres of meth addicts managed to stand still for 5 seconds and got a regular mugshot, but whatever.
I guess not being a regular like Lohan, Witherspoon was a little camera shy.