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Reese Witherspoon

Pleads No Contest ...

Hubby Pleads Guilty to DUI

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

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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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113 COMMENTS

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16.

TheTruth    

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.

457 days ago
17.

Nxd4b    

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

457 days ago
18.

brent    

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.

457 days ago
19.

train wreck    

i'd go to jail for Reese...

457 days ago
20.

Elizabeth Alan    

Respectable, in light of the seriousness of the violation.

457 days ago
21.

hollis    

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

457 days ago
22.

D    

Excessive red border use again.

457 days ago
23.

Carl    

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.

457 days ago
24.

namers    

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

457 days ago
25.

Pink    

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.

457 days ago
26.

Nun ja biz    

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

457 days ago
27.

lovegarrison    

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.

457 days ago
28.

R    

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.

457 days ago
29.

EasilyHard    

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

457 days ago
30.

KnuckleDragger    

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.

457 days ago
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