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Reese Witherspoon arrested, charged with disorderly conduct

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By The Associated Press
Monday, April 22, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
 

ATLANTA — Actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge because a state trooper said she wouldn't stay in the car while her husband was given a field sobriety test in Atlanta.

Witherspoon was released from jail after the Friday morning arrest and was in New York on Sunday night for the premiere of her new film, “Mud.” She posed for cameras on the red carpet but did not stop to talk to reporters.

The trooper noticed the car driven by her husband was weaving, so he pulled them over. Her husband, James Toth, had droopy eyelids and watery, bloodshot eyes, and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol, according to the report.

Toth was placed under arrest, charged with driving under the influence and failure to maintain the lane.

At that point, the report says, Witherspoon got out and asked the trooper what was going on. After being told to return to the car, she “stated that she was a ‘U.S. citizen' and that she was allowed to ‘stand on American ground.' ”

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 reportedly asked the trooper. She said: “You're about to find out who I am” and “You're about to be on national news,” the report stated.

A message left at the office of Witherspoon's publicist wasn't returned Sunday.

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