Reese Witherspoon, husband arrested in Atlanta

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ATLANTA —

Actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband were arrested during a traffic stop in Atlanta early Friday.

According to a police report, a Georgia State Patrol trooper patrolling Peachtree Street noticed a Ford Fusion driving erratically and pulled it over at a Walgreens near Delmont Road.

The report said Witherspoon, a passenger in the car, kept stepping out as her husband, James Toth, was being arrested on DUI charges. The report said the actress repeatedly disobeyed orders to remain in the car.

The report said Witherspoon told the officer she was a U.S. citizen and that she was allowed to “stand on American ground.”

“Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, ‘You are going to be on national news.’ I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine,” the responding officer said in the report.

Witherspoon was charged with disorderly conduct, and her husband was charged with DUI and failure to maintain his lane.

Witherspoon is said to be in town filming a movie called "The Good Lie."

The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior to police.

I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said," Witherspoon said. "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. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior."
 
Her publicist, Meredith O'Sullivan Wasson, offered no other details.