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Reese Witherspoon Told Arresting Cop She Was Pregnant To Try To Get Out Of It

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Reese Witherspoon did her first interview since she and her husband were arrested in Atlanta. Witherspoon’s husband was driving their Ford Fusion (lol I’m sorry) home from a party when they were pulled over. They were both crazy drunk. He was arrested for driving under the influence while she was arrested for disorderly conduct, after trying to argue with the arresting officer.

Witherspoon has been very apologetic about the entire thing. She continued her apology tour on Good Morning America with George Stephanopoulos. Here are some more tidbits (via USA Today):

[It was] one of those nights. We went out to dinner in Atlanta, had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not. And it’s just completely unacceptable. And we are so sorry and embarrassed. And we know better. … It was just poor judgment. And I think we made a mistake. It’s something that will absolutely never happen again. Just bad judgment.

Stephanopoulos brought up her “do you know my name” tactic, saying it “didn’t sound like the Reese Witherspoon we know and love.” lol okay. Witherspoon said,

I agree. I have no idea what I was saying that night. I saw him arresting my husband and I literally panicked. I said all kinds of crazy things. I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant! I said crazy things.

She started laughing a bit, so she clarified,

You only hear me laughing because I had no idea what I was talking about and I am so sorry. I was so disrespectful to him. I have police officers in my family. I work with police officers every day. I know better.

She went on to blah blah blah about how hard it was to tell her kids and how ashamed she was etc and so forth dance party. Again, I give her publicist a big A+.

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