Reese Witherspoon arrested for disorderly conduct after spouse’s DUI arrest
US Weekly reports CAA agent Jim Toth was arrested early Friday morning in Atlanta, Georgia, for DUI after police officers stopped him for driving in the wrong lane. Toth, who is more famously known as Reese Witherspoon’s husband, was behind the wheel of a 2013 Ford Fusion weaving in and out of traffic at the time of the arrest and has been charged with drunk driving.
On a related note, Reese Witherspoon was also arrested for disorderly conduct after disrespecting the police officer by questioning if he was a real officer and arguing with the him as Toth was being arrested. Her husband was attempting to calm her down but the famed actress reportedly shouted, “Do you know my name?'” When the officer responded, “No, I don’t need to know your name.” Reese Witherspoon countered with, “You’re about to find out who I am.”
Reese Witherspoon was later arrested when she resisted arrest when the officer attempted to put her in hand cuffs. Reese Witherspoon and her husband were booked on charges in Atlanta and released on bond at approximately 3:30 a.m. Both of them will appear in court on Monday, April 22, but reports indicate they are likely to request a postponement due to Witherspoon’s scheduled appearances for a movie premier.
Reese Witherspoon is currently working shooting the indie drama The Good Lie Atlanta, Georgia. Representatives for the actress declined to comment when contacted by Variety yesterday but Reese Witherspoon released a statement today about her behavior.
According to her release she claims, “I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said.” Reese Witherspoon added, “”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 and Toth Married in 2011 after failed marriage to Ryan Phillippe
Witherspoon and Toth married in March of 2011. The couple were engaged in December of the previous year and married in a private ceremony at Witherspoon’s ranch estate in Ojai, California. According to Entertainment Weekly, attendees included Witherspoon’s children, Ava, 11 and Deacon, 7, as well as Renée Zellweger, Sean Penn with Scarlett Johansson, Tobey Maguire, Robert Downey Jr. and his wife, Susan, and Alyssa Milano and her CAA agent husband, David Bugliari.
Penalties for DUI in Atlanta, Georgia
If you have a first DUI conviction in Atlanta, Georgia you could face the following DUI penalties:
- Possible jail sentence up to 12 months
- A minimum fine of $300 to a maximum fine of $1000, plus applicable surcharges.
- Completion of a risk reduction course or DUI school
- Minimum 40 hours of community service
- Evaluation for substance abuse
- License suspension for one year
The look back law in the state of Georgia is 10 years. Any subsequent DUI arrest and conviction within 10 years will be considered a second DUI conviction.
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