Reese Witherspoon, who was arrested and briefly jailed for DUI and disorderly conduct, has spoken out. The actress released a contrite statement of apology for her uncharacteristic, headline-grabbing behavior:
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 is no excuse.
I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. Ihave nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.
The 37-year-old actress and her agent hubby Jim Toth were both arrested early Friday for an alleged DUI and Reese Witherspoon for allegedly disobeying instruction from a police officer to remain in her vehicle during the traffic stop.
The pair was released on bond around 3:30am on Friday, and a court appearance is scheduled for Monday at 8am in Atlanta Municipal Court, but Witherspoon and Toth reportedly aren’t expected to appear, and their attorney is expected to request that the court date be postponed.