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Reese Witherspoon

Pleads No Contest ...

Hubby Pleads Guilty to DUI

5/2/2013 1:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Reese Witherspoon
just pled no contest and her husband Jim Toth pled guilty in Atlanta to charges stemming from his DUI arrest and her bust for mouthing off to the arresting officer ... TMZ has learned.

Reese -- who was arrested for disorderly conduct April 19 after disobeying an officer's order to stay in the car -- pled no contest to the infraction.  You'll recall during her husband's arrest an inebriated Reese asked the cop, "Do you know my name?"  She also told him he was gonna be on national news.

Reese -- who was not present but represented by her lawyer, Bruce Morris -- entered the plea to physical obstruction of another and will pay a $213 fine, and that's it.

As for Jim, he was in court and pled guilty to driving under the influence.  He'll get no jail time but he must perform 40 hours of community service and attend an alcohol education program.  He's been placed on probation for 12 months.

The judge said to Jim, "Consider yourself fortunate you didn't injure your passenger [Reese] and didn't kill anyone." 

This is an unusual move for celebrities, who often try and spin their legal woes.  Reese was on GMA this morning ... saying she and Jim took full responsibility for their screw-ups and even admitted they exercised really bad judgment when he got behind the wheel drunk.

Her GMA appearance was just hours before Reese and Jim essentially said the same thing to a judge -- accepting responsibility and taking their lumps.



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What accountability, she was seen on video so she had to, if there was no proof she still be bitchin and moanin, do yo know how I am, duh and naww we don't. Chile cheese.

507 days ago


At least they didn't try and get out of it....commendable

507 days ago


OK, I got to give it to them, unlike most celebrities who try to work the system and wind up getting off, they accepted responsibility for their actions, and for that I give a big kudos to them for that. BUT, it still bothers me that Reese basically threatened the cop with "do you know who I am" and "you are going to be on every national newspaper". Make no mistake, those were threats.

507 days ago

train wreck    

i'd go to jail for Reese...

507 days ago

Elizabeth Alan    

Respectable, in light of the seriousness of the violation.

507 days ago


I liked her in that Batman movie! He was good playing baseball.................uh,ok next.

507 days ago


Excessive red border use again.

507 days ago


Everyone has done at least one really stupid thing while drunk. At least she is owning up to it. Her husband needs to be punished though. It is one thing to be in the passenger seat and act like a belligerent idiot, it is another to drive a car while drunk and threaten people's lives.

507 days ago


She told the cop she was pregnant. And drinking. Twit.

507 days ago


What accountability, she was seen on video so she had to, if there was no proof she still be bitchin and moanin, do yo know how I am, duh and naww we don't. Chile cheese.

507 days ago

Nun ja biz    

He is most likely a first offender and seems like he is taking responsibility for his actions.

507 days ago


They should have used those two morons as an example, threw him in jail, and made her do community service. They could have use their star status, to let other drunks know that drinking and driving wont be tolerated. Their playing Russian Roulette with their, and innocent people lives.

507 days ago


It would be all funny, her being drunk and losing it, except for the fact that her husband, the driver, was driving under the influence.

507 days ago


$ is everything , the average person would likely lose their license, job, & home in the time it takes to reinstate your license

507 days ago


You shoot off your pie hole when you're hammered...and you own up to it when you sober up. I respect that! 'Nuff said.

507 days ago
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