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It seems like Reese Witherspoon has come a long way since her start as Ryan Phillippe’s virgin girlfriend in Cruel Intentions. On Friday morning, the 37-year-old actress and her husband, Jim Toth, were both arrested on alcohol-related charges.
According to E! Online, authorities originally pulled Witherspoon’s agent husband over after police witnessed him weaving in and out of traffic. At one point, he crossed his silver Ford Fusion over the double line.
TMZ reported that while the authorities were dealing with her husband, the Sweet Home Alabama actress was uncooperative and asking the officer, “Do you know my name?”
The officer responded, “No, I don’t need to know your name.” Instead of calming down, Witherspoon then retorted, “You're about to find out who I am...You are going to be on national news.”
Witherspoon was arrested along with Toth for disorderly conduct. She grew angry about how long it was taking for police to arrest her husband, and she refused to listen to the officer’s repeated instruction to remain inside of the car.
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,” the arresting officer stated. “I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet.”
Although Toth claimed he only had one drink, the Breathalyzer test revealed that his blood alcohol level was a .139. The two were both arrested on alcohol-related charges and released a short time later on Friday morning. A court appearance is scheduled for Monday at 8 a.m. at the Atlanta Municipal Court, however it is expected that Witherspoon’s lawyer will fight to have the date pushed back.
No representative for either party has commented on the situation.
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