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Reese Witherspoon

ARRESTED

'You're About to Find Out Who I Am!'

4/22/2013 7:00 AM PDT UPDATED: 4/22/2013 6:33 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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6:33 AM PT --
Reese and Jim won't be in court today ... they had their cases continued until hearings set in Atlanta for May 22 and May 23, respectively.

9:40 PM PT
-- Reese has just released a statement, saying,

"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 was no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I am very sorry for my behavior."

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Reese Witherspoon
 pulled her celebrity card out while her husband was getting arrested for DUI, telling the officer who ended up busting her, "You're about to find out who I am."

The arrests went down in Atlanta early Friday morning. Cops say they spotted Reese and her husband Jim Toth's car -- a silver Ford Fusion -- weaving in and out of lanes, so they pulled them over. 

As officers dealt with Jim, Reese allegedly started acting up, telling cops, "Do you know my name?" The officer answered by saying, "No, I don't need to know your name."

Witherspoon then came back with, "You're about to find out who I am ... You are going to be on national news."

During Jim's arrest, Reese allegedly became ornery, demonstrating visual and verbal frustration over how long it was taking to arrest her husband. At one point, she got out of her car and the officer ordered her back inside. When she got out a second time, he arrested her for disorderly conduct, a municipal ordinance.

They were both taken to jail, booked, and released a short time later. 

As for Toth's part of the arrest ... the officer in the report described him by saying his "eye lids were droopy" and his eyes were "blood shot and watery." The officer said he smelled a "strong odor" of alcohol coming from Toth.

The officer stated that Toth told him he only had one drink, but -- as first reported by Variety -- when given a Breathalyzer test, Toth's blood alcohol level was .139.

In Reese's defense maybe she played the celeb card because she had as much to drink as her hubby. Just sayin' ...

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1501 COMMENTS

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1066.

Karen     

Reese please go back to blonde hair. Oh and don't worry we understand why you did what you did. Good you set it right though and apologized. Even if they don't deserve it.

359 days ago
1067.

Patty    

She should do a commercial on how bad drinking alcohol is and what happens to you when you get caught I guess she thought she was above the law the cops don't care who you are when you break the law she is a peice of **** she is a bad example for her kids.

359 days ago
1068.

BobbyL    

Tired of elitist celeb crap like this.

359 days ago
1069.

rn506    

Not sure what is funnier, her comments... or that they were cruising around drunk in a Ford Fusion. ... Was it at least a hybrid or a titanium?

359 days ago
1070.

Mee Mee    

What I would like to know is why he was released? Anyone else arrested for drunk driving would've had to spend the night in the pokey.

359 days ago
1071.

jeff    

hot as hell. dumb as a stick. an obama lover.. that says it all.....

359 days ago
1072.

Made it Past 27    

WORST MUGSHOT EVER

359 days ago
1073.

Giselle    

No one blows a .139 blood alcohol after having had "one drink two hours ago."
I'm so sick of entitled celebrities. So glad she got arrested. Routine traffic stops like this can be deadly for officers. If you don't follow what they're telling you to do you deserve to get arrested.

359 days ago
1074.

Gargamel    

Sexy lady, he is one lucky dude.

359 days ago
1075.

J.E.B.    

LUCKY is the cop who got to strip-search this individual at the jail during booking!

359 days ago
1076.

ProBlackPanther    

What else is new? Another celebrity caught in a DUI situation. Throw her and the drunk under the jail!

359 days ago
1077.

Sara    

Drunk loose lips sinks ships!

359 days ago
1078.

bob parks    

Spoiled brat. Lock of them up for a few days.

359 days ago
1079.

Lou Chacon    

Of course the PR SPOKESHOLE says " You must say your sorry" But why were they arrested anyway ? Everybody knows that celebs & rich people are above the law ! How dare they arrest them ! Thats only for we common people.

359 days ago
1080.

DOGNESS    

Do you know who I am? A yea. A really bad actress who does really lousy movies.

359 days ago
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