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Reese Witherspoon: 'Very sorry for my behavior' during police stop



Actress Reese Witherspoon is sorry about the way she acted when her husband Jim Toth was pulled over for DUI in Atlanta on Friday. She must have found out the cops don’t care if she’s an actress who played a high school overachiever opposite Matthew Broderick.

“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,” a statement she released through her rep reads, according to People.

“It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is 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’m very sorry for my behavior.”

Witherspoon allegedly threatened the cop who pulled Toth over for driving in the wrong lane early Friday. She said the officer was “about to find out who I am” while struggling as Toth tried to calm her. Both ended up in the clink: Toth was popped for DUI, while she was charged with disorderly conduct.

A Monday morning hearing was rescheduled for May 22, presumably so authorities in Atlanta could view Walk the Line.

[Last modified: Monday, April 22, 2013 5:53pm]


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