Videos: Reese Witherspoon Shouts During Arrest, 'I'm Obstructing Your Justice?'
Wow, Reese Witherspoon got really lucky with her Good Morning America interview. The once squeaky-clean Oscar-winning actress professed her deep embarrassment about being a jerk and eventually getting arrested for disorderly conduct during her husband's DWI arrest—hours before TMZ got ahold of the police officer dash cam footage of the arrest. Here, watch it in all its amazing glory:
The police had pulled over Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth, who was driving, because Toth was weaving in the double line. Witherspoon jumped out of the car repeatedly (against the police officer's warning) and the officer eventually arrests her for interfering. TMZ culled the best quotes:
Reese: "I have done nothing against the law."
Officer: "Yes you did, you didn't obey my orders."
Reese: "I HAVE TO OBEY YOUR ORDERS??" Reese: "I'm now being arrested and handcuffed??"
Reese: "I'm an American citizen ... I'm allowed to stand on American ground."
Reese: "You better not arrest me."
Reese: "I'm being anti-American?"
Officer: "Yes, please sit down."
Reese: "You're harassing me as an American citizen"
And the best line -- "I'm obstructing your justice?"
TMZ also got footage of Toth's field sobriety test:
This morning, Witherspoon admitted, "We went out to dinner in Atlanta and we had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not. We know better and we shouldn’t have done that," and added, "I was so disrespectful to [the police officer]. I have police officers in my family. I work with police officers every day. I know better. It’s just unacceptable."
In the afternoon, she pleaded no contest to the disorderly conduct charges and will need to pay a $213 fine. Toth, who blew a 0.139 on the Breathalyzer (nearly twice the legal limit of 0.08), pleaded guilty to the DWI charge and will have to perform 40 hours of community service and attend an alcohol education program.