Reese Witherspoon and husband
Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct after allegedly resisting the orders of a police officer in Atlanta, Georgia, early Friday morning.
The actress was jailed along with husband James Toth after he failed to pass a sobriety test.
Atlanta's Department of Corrections confirmed that the couple were arrested after Toth was stopped by a patrol car under suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to a police report released on Sunday, Witherspoon was handcuffed and briefly jailed for refusing to obey orders given to her by an officer.
Her husband was also put under arrest for a blood alcohol level reported to be .139, well above the legal limit of 0.08.
Witherspoon, 37, and Toth, 42, were released on bail at 3:30 a.m. on Friday.
Before their release, the couple both posed for mugshots.
Witherspoon, who is currently a brunette, is pictured looking down with what appears to be a slight smirk across her face.
Meanwhile, her beau looks up to the camera in his picture, appearing somewhat glassy-eyed.
Their initial legal hearing is set for Monday morning in the Atlanta Municipal court.
But according to Variety, the couple are not expected to report to the judge at their court-ordered appearance and are anticipated to, through their attorney, request a postponement.
The family is currently residing in Atlanta to shoot Witherspoon’s new movie The Good Lie.
Toth was apprehended after midnight on Friday for recklessly weaving across Peachtree Street in the city of Atlanta.
The police report alleges that the Hollywood agent smelled of alcohol and appeared 'disheveled.'
After pulling Toth over, a sobriety test was conducted in a Walgreens parking lot.
Witherspoon is said to have been warned to remain inside her vehicle, while her husband took the DUI test.
The officer on the scene claims that the actress became agitated and eventually disobeyed his verbal commands.
The officer reported: "Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer."
The officer explained in the report: "I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet."
But once Toth was handcuffed, the mother of three disembarked from her seat, telling the officer that she was a "U.S. citizen" and that she had the right to "stand on American ground."
The report then described how Witherspoon resisted him as he grabbed her arms to arrest her.
Toth is said to have made a verbal attempt to calm his hysterical wife.
The officer’s report further details: "Mrs. Witherspoon asked, 'Do you know my name?' I answered, 'No, I don’t need to know your name.' I then added, 'right now.' Mrs. Witherspoon stated, 'You’re about to find out who I am.'"
According to the arresting officer: "Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, 'You are going to be on national news.' I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine."
Toth is said to be facing charges for driving under the influence and failure to stay within his lane while on the road.
Witherspoon’s alleged violation is ‘disorderly conduct (obstruction),' which falls under municipal ordinance.
Source: Daily Mail