Witherspoon: I had 'no idea what I was saying' during arrest
Actress Reese Witherspoon has apologised for her behaviour on the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge saying that she panicked and said “crazy things”.
A police report states that Witherspoon asked a Georgia state trooper, “Do you know my name?” and added, “You’re about to find out who I am.”
In a Good Morning America TV interview, the Oscar-winning actress said she has “no idea what I was saying that night.”
She said she had “one too many” glasses of wine, and panicked after she and her husband were pulled over.
Witherspoon faces a May 22 court hearing. Her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was charged with drunken driving and is due in court on May 23.
In her first sit-down interview about the arrest, the Oscar-winning actress told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that she had “one too many” glasses of wine, and panicked after she and her husband were pulled over.
“I have no idea what I was saying that night,” she said. “I literally panicked. I said all kinds of crazy things. I told them I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant.”
Witherspoon, 37, was arrested after the trooper said she wouldn’t stay in the car while her husband was given a field sobriety test.
“There are so many lessons learned,” she said.
“When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car,” she said. “I learned that for sure. I learned a lot.”