Crazy news coming out of Atlanta, GA today … it turns out that both Reese Witherspoon and her new husband Jim Toth were BOTH arrested early Friday morning!! The couple were pulled over by police due to Jim’s suspicious driving and then all Hell broke loose. Jim was busted on charges of Driving Under the Influence and, reportedly, Reese flipped out on the cops so bad that she got her ass arrested for Disorderly Conduct. Both Reese and Jim were taken into custody and booked before they were released on bond at approximately 3:30 AM Friday morning. Wow. Click below to learn all the reported deets of this very surprising double arrest.
Reese Witherspoon and her husband, CAA agent James Toth, were arrested and briefly jailed early Friday morning in Atlanta, Ga., after he was pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated, confirmed an official at the city’s Dept. of Corrections. While Toth is facing a DUI charge after driving in the wrong lane, Witherspoon was also arrested on a disorderly conduct charge according to a police report obtained by Variety. She was handcuffed after disobeying repeated instruction from the arresting officer, with whom she verbally sparred, to stay inside the vehicle. The couple was released on bond at approximately 3:30 a.m. ET on Friday. CAA, which employs Toth and represents Witherspoon, and her publicist, Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson, declined comment. A court appearance is scheduled for Monday at 8 a.m. in Atlanta Municipal Court, but Witherspoon and Toth aren’t expected to appear, according to sources. Their attorney is expected to request that court date be postponed. Witherspoon, 37, was with Toth, 42, in Atlanta shooting indie drama “The Good Lie.” Production on the film was not interrupted by the arrests, according to sources … Toth was pulled over after midnight Friday driving a silver 2013 Ford Focus, which the officer witnessed weaving across a double line on Atlanta’s Peachtree St. Toth appeared disheveled and his breath smelled of alcohol, according to the police report, prompting the officer to administer a sobriety test. As Toth walked in the Walgreens parking lot where the officer instructed him to pull over to, Witherspoon became increasingly agitated from the vehicle, which prompted the officer to warn her to stay in the car for the sake of her own safety. “Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer,” according to the police report. “I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet.”
Once Toth was placed under arrest, Witherspoon exited the vehicle and was instructed to get back in the car. According to the report, she “stated that she was a ‘US citizen’ and that she was allowed to ‘stand on American ground.’” The officer then detailed how she resisted as he grabbed her arms to arrest as Toth attempted to calm her down. As the report details, “Mrs. Witherspoon asked, “Do you know my name?” I answered, “No, I don’t need to know your name.” I then added, “right now.” Mrs. Witherspoon stated, “You’re about to find out who I am.” The report also specified, “Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, ‘You are going to be on national news.’ I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine.” Though he told an officer he had only a single drink hours earlier, Toth blew a .139 on a Breathalyzer test administered at the scene. He also is facing a second charge for failure to maintain a lane while driving. Witherspoon’s alleged violation, which is specified on the police report as “disorderly conduct (obstruction),” is a local municipal ordinance.
HMMM … well, this is mere speculation on my part but because Reese’s behavior sounds so out of the ordinary I’d venture a guess that she was intoxicated as well. I find it silly that celebrities think they can intimidate authorities because of their fame. Threatening a police officer with national fame has to be the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Wow. Welp, I guess this goes to show that Reese and Jim like doing things together so much that they’d even go so far as to get arrested together as well. DUI busts are so not cool, it’s a shame that Reese can’t see that … even if it does involve her husband. Instead of attacking police, maybe Reese should’ve found alternate transportation so that Jim didn’t put other people’s lives in danger by drunk driving … that is, if he is guilty of this charge. This is so disappointing.
UPDATE: TMZ comes thru in record time with the mugshots for both Reese Witherspoon …
… and her husband Jim Toth:
I’m still stunned, aren’t you?
UPDATE 2: Reese Witherspoon has issued an official statement regarding her arrest:
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. 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.