Toth was arrested for DUI and Witherspoon for obstructing an officer. It happened around 12:40a.m. Friday on Peachtree Road in Atlanta, GA.
Toth was driving and was pulled over after swerving in and out of the lane. The Oscar-winning actress, who is currently in the city shooting her new movie The Good Lie, allegedly got into a war of words with a police officer during her husband’s arrest.
The actress was warned twice not to get out of the couple’s Ford Focus, which was spotted driving in the wrong lane, and was arrested after she decided to get out to complain that the process was taking too long.
According to the police report: “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.
The officer also suggested she initially resisted as he grabbed her arms to arrest her while her husband attempted to calm her down, writing: “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.’
“Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, ‘You are going to be on national news.’ I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine.”
Thanks for stating the obvious there Reese. Your hubby just blew a .138.
Jim, who is an agent for Hollywood agency CAA, insisted he only had one drink and blew a .139 into a breathalyzer but the legal limit is 0.08.
He also is facing a second charge for failure to maintain a lane while driving.
The couple were released on bond at approximately 3.30am on Friday morning.
A court appearance is scheduled for Monday at 8 a.m. in Atlanta Municipal Court, but according to sources the couple will not be present and their lawyer is planning to ask that the court date be postponed.
You just kind of bad-assed and bitched up your rep there Reese. Pulling the “do you know my name” card while you’re husband is being arrested. Really, Reese, really?