Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has issued an apology over her arrest on Friday for her alcohol-fueled bad behavior during her husband’s DUI arrest on Friday morning.
Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct after she verbally lashed out at cops who were performing Breathalyzer test on her husband Jim Toth, shouting, ‘Do you know my name?’
The cop who was arresting her husband replied ‘No, I don’t need to know your name.’
Reese then blurted out, ‘You’re about to find out who I am … You are going to be on national news.’
Both were then taken to jail, booked and released a short time later.
On Sunday, Reese released a statement, apologizing:
‘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. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.’
They are expected to be in court on May 22 and 23.
[Mugshot via Washington Post]