Reese Witherspoon's latest photo shoot wasn't one she envisioned ever having.

The actress was arrested in Atlanta last Friday for disorderly conduct while her husband Jim Toth was arrested for DUI. It seems that watching her hubby get slapped with handcuffs was too much for Reese to handle and she obstructed the arrest numerous times, ultimately leading to Reese also being placed in the back of a cop car.

She and Jim were pulled over by a trooper after their car was swerving in and out of its lane. The cop noted in his report that Jim had droopy eyelids, watery bloodshot eyes, and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol. He claimed to have only had one drink that was consumed two hours earlier, but had his blood alcohol level clocked in at .139, well over the legal limit.

Reese stepped out of their car before Jim began his field sobriety test and was ordered back inside by the trooper. When she got out a second time, she was informed that she would be arrested if she left the car again.

Clearly, Reese didn't take this word of caution too seriously...


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After hanging out the window and taunting the trooper, she exited the car for a third time to find out what was going on. The officer ordered her back to the car, but Reese declared that she "was a U.S. citizen" and "free to stand on American ground."

True. Being a U.S. citizen also means you have the right to remain silent.

As the cop began to arrest Reese, she threw a fit that can only be described as diva-like. "Do you know my name? You're about to find out who I am. You are going to be on national news," she said.

The pair were booked and released the same day. In a statement released late last night, Reese apologized for her choice of words and accepted full responsibility for her actions.

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

Reese attended last night's premiere of her latest film Mud, but declined to speak with reporters. Matthew McConaughey, her co-star in the film who is also represented by Jim, declined to comment as well.
What do you think of Reese's arrest? Embarrassing, or no big deal?
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