According to TMZ, 37-year-old actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct after she became upset when an Atlanta police officer pulled her husband over for weaving in and out of lanes.
As officers dealt with her husband, Jim, Reese allegedly started acting up, telling cops, “Do you know my name?” The officer answered by saying, “No, I don’t need to know your name.” Witherspoon then came back with, “You’re about to find out who I am … You are going to be on national news.”
Witherspoon’s husband was booked for a DUI. Witherspoon later released this statement to the public after the ordeal:
“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. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that was 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 am very sorry for my behavior.”