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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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46.

WiddoMouse    

Good for them. Plead guilty or no contest, take your punishment and get on with your lives. Lindsay Lohan could learn a thing or two from them.

504 days ago
47.

August    

Figures Reese would marry another ALCOHOLIC DRUNK DRIVING LOSER....

504 days ago
48.

H    

I saw the video where she takes full responsilbility.. 'it was one of those nights'. I think a 30yr old + woman with two children should b able to comprehend that after the first glass..she needs to decide not to drive home. She did what others do..she didn't believe anything wud happen to her. I'm not hating,but I think DUI is really serious. They were swerving lanes. They have a family and unfortunately so do others on the road. They are so fortunate he isn't being done for manslaughter. Sorry.. Her performance at eating humble pie didn't quite do it for me, just seemed like a glossy 'let's aknowedge and move on'. She has good advisors but it wasn't enough for me is all.

504 days ago
49.

Vickie    

Did she try to stab someone with her chin?

504 days ago
50.

Mike    

I don't care if Reese is a 37 year old with 3 kids, if she wasn't married I wouldn't mind putting her over my knee and giving her a spankie for her bad behavior around that Georgia cop.

Some famous stars are into that S&M stuff ... like Rihanna and Miley Cyrus I hear. They wear clothes that suggest they are into it anyway. I'm sure Lady Gaga is. No doubt.

504 days ago
51.

Mary    

We all make mistakes. I have a lot of respect for them, taking responsibility for their actions. She said it would never happen again, I believe her.

504 days ago
52.

Hell If I Know    

TMZ: Please get pictures of Mr. Witherspoon doing his 40 hours of community service by stocking the shelves at Goodwill. Oh...don't forget..the helpful "volunteers" there will also help you lung your heavy purchases out to your car. Priceless.

504 days ago
53.

nof    

Horror and embarrassment -


On a night Jim and Reese went out to eat, have a glass of wine, etc.


Four months back, I go out on a run, 9 p.m. at night -


-minding my own business etc.


Rupture a quad tendon on a fall, surgery two weeks after that - 3 months of rehab.


Hopefully this is the end of their nightmare.


"Damn Hollywood ingrates," screams the media.

504 days ago
54.

Dumas    

Reese your the only actress with enough brains to stand tall. GOOD FOR YOU now no mo booze lol

504 days ago
55.

Carol L    

Their kids learn 2 good lessons. Don't drink and drive and take responsibility for your actions. I admire the guilty plea.

504 days ago
56.

Somerville    

I think her husband is very attractive. Much more so than Ryan Philippe.

504 days ago
57.

USArmy    

I'm shocked!!! A celebrity who actually takes personal responsibility for their actions. I'm stunned! Don't condone her actions but love her stepping up and not playing the celebrity wheel of fortune aka Lindsay Lohan.

504 days ago
58.

OLiarbama Argo-Urself    

This person creeps me out, but I liked her in "Blazing Saddles." Lili Von Shtupp: "Would you like another schnitzengruben?" Sheriff Bart: "No, thank you. Fifteen is my limit."

504 days ago
59.

DahhTroll    

mybe a drunk driver well kill one of her kids.
Then she well get the point.,

504 days ago
60.

DahhTroll    

If she is TRUELY sorry she should join mothers agasint DRUNK DRIVING.
They could careless who they could have killed.
F-them!
This marriage wont last long.

504 days ago
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