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Reese Witherspoon arrested for disorderly conduct, allegedly tells trooper 'You're about to find out who I am'

Authorities released this photo of actress Reese Witherspoon (left) and her husband, Jim Toth, after she was arrested for disorderly conduct while her husband was arrested for DUI on Friday, April 19, 2013.
April 21, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Actress Reese Witherspoon was out on bond after being arrested on a disorderly conduct charge while her husband was given a field sobriety test in Atlanta.

State troopers pulled over the celebrity couple Friday morning on suspicion of drunken driving. A state trooper noticed the car driven by her husband wasn't staying in its lane. According to the report, the state trooper noticed that Witherspoon's husband, Jim Toth, had droopy eyelids and watery, bloodshot eyes, and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol.

During the sobriety test, authorities said Witherspoon disobeyed orders to stay in the car.

"Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer. I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet," Trooper First Class J. Pyland said in the report.

Witherspoon allegedly got out of the car and refused to return to her seat.

The trooper then began to arrest Witherspoon. The report says Witherspoon was resistant at first but was calmed down by her husband.

"Do you know my name?" Witherspoon is quoted as asking the trooper. She's also said: "You're about to find out who I am" and "You're about to be on national news," according to the report.

Toth and Witherspoon were then taken to jail. Her husband was charged with DUI.

The actress was in New York on Sunday night for the premiere of her new film, "Mud." She did not stop to speak with reporters.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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