Reese Witherspoon fined $100, pleads no contest to disorderly conduct
Reese Witherspoon has paid a $100 fine after being arrested last month in Atlanta and video from her arrest has been made public by authorities.
The 37-year-old Oscar-winning actress pled no contest to disorderly conduct, a charge issued after she and husband Jim Toth were pulled over in Atlanta on April 19. Witherspoon berated the police officer while Toth, the driver, was given a sobriety test.
Toth pled guilty to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving and was fined $600. He was also ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and must participate in a program for DUI offenders. Municipal Court of Atlanta Deputy Solicitor Ronda Graham told the AP that the Toth's sentence was standard for a first-time offender.
On Friday authorities released the the dash-com video from the Witherspoon and Toth's arrest. The video, which was posted by several outlets including USA Today, can be seen below.
In the video, Witherspoon is seen mouthing off to a trooper asking him "Do you know my name?" and then later telling him "You're about to find out who I am."
Trooper First Class J. Pyland tells Witherspoon to stay in her car several times. At one point, the actress claims that she's pregnant and needs to use the restroom. Toth quietly observes the exchange between Witherspoon and the trooper
Resse Witherspoon talks about arrest on 'GMA'
Before the video was released, Witherspoon spoke about her arrest on "Good Morning America" on Thursday, May 2. It was her first interview since the incident.
"It's one of those nights, you know?" she said. "We went out to dinner in Atlanta, and we had one too many glasses of wine, and we thought we were fine to drive, and we absolutely were not. It's just completely unacceptable, and we are so sorry. And embarrassed. And we know better, and we shouldn't have done that."
"I have no idea what I was saying that night, I saw him arresting my husband and I literally panicked, and I said all kinds of crazy things," she later added. "I told him I was pregnant -- I'm not pregnant! I said all kinds of crazy things. ... I'm so sorry, I was so disrespectful to him, and I have police officers in my family, I work with police officers everyday, I know better."
"Yesterday I spoke to them (police officers) again, and said there's no reason to be disrespectful to a police officer," she continued. "I think, all I can say is that I was just panicked."
The actress was in Atlanta with Toth shooting her upcoming drama film, "The Good Life," which also stars Corey Stoll and Sarah Baker. She can be seen next in "Mud," which also stars Matthew McConaughey and hit theaters on April 26.
Check out the dash-cam video from Witherspoon's arrest below.