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Reese Witherspoon Arrested in Atlanta

3:34 PM, Apr 22, 2013   |    comments
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by Lorena Blas, USA TODAY

STORY HIGHLIGHTS:

- Ga. State Patrol arrested Reese Witherspoon and her husband James Toth.

- Witherspoon disobeyed orders to stay in the car while Toth was given a field sobriety test.

- The actress is in Atlanta filming "The Good Lie."

Reese Witherspoon is facing disorderly conduct charges in Atlanta after a traffic stop involving her husband, Jim Toth.

VIEW: Reese Witherspoon Incident Report 

A Georgia Stage Police incident report says that an officer observed that a car driven by Witherspoon's husband was failing to stay in its lane, according to the Associated Press. The officer writes that Witherspoon disobeyed orders to stay in the car while he performed a field sobriety test on Toth. After she refused to return the vehicle, she was handcuffed and arrested. The officer says that Witherspoon asked him "Do you know who I am?"

According to Variety, Witherspoon also resisted when the officer grabbed her arm to place handcuffs on her.

Witherspoon and Toth were released from jail early Friday morning, and a court appearance is scheduled for Monday morning but the two are not required to attend.

Witherspoon released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior.

"I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said," Witherspoon 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."

Witherspoon is in Atlanta filming "The Good Lie." The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that production of the movie continued Saturday.

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