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Originally posted 05/04/2013 09:25AM
Whether she's telling off a police officer ("You're about to find out who I am!") or her husband ("I'm allowed to say anything I want to say!"), the dashboard footage from Reese Witherspoon's April 19 arrest shows off a side of the actress that's, well, not exactly her famous good-girl image.
And boy, is she ever sorry. "She really messed up," says a source. "And she knows it."
At the same time, several people who know her tell PEOPLE in this week's issue that the Nashville-bred star has a feisty streak that is rarely glimpsed in public.
Originally posted 05/03/2013 04:00PM
Reese Witherspoon didn't only tangle with a police officer the night of her arrest.
In the latest piece of embarrassing cop-car dashboard footage, Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth can be heard bickering with each other over her behavior.
"He's arresting us. For what? What have I done?" the actress, 37, can be heard demanding of her husband.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 04:40PM
Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth have entered pleas and will pay a few hundred dollars total in fines to close the books on their infamous Atlanta traffic stop.
"The pending criminal matters against Ms. Reese Witherspoon and Mr. Jim Toth have been resolved," says Ronda "Roni" Graham, Deputy Solicitor for the Municipal Court of Atlanta, in a statement.
Although the matter set loose an avalanche of bad publicity, Toth will avoid jail time stemming from his April 19 arrest.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 11:00AM
It's not a performance Reese Witherspoon will ever be proud of.
Videos of her arrest for disorderly conduct are now all over the web, following their release by police.
Taken by an Atlanta police dash cam during her husband Jim Toth's DUI traffic stop, the videos show the actress getting out of the car and berating an officer before he handcuffs her.
Originally posted 05/02/2013 09:00AM
Looking contrite, humbled and wiser for what happened, Reese Witherspoon addressed her arrest two weeks ago at the top of her interview with Good Morning America on Thursday – calling it "one of those nights."
"We went out to a restaurant in Atlanta, and we had one too many glasses of wine," the Oscar winner and mother of three, 37, said, referring to herself and her husband, agent Jim Toth. After their car, which Toth was driving, was stopped, he was charged with DUI, and she with disorderly conduct.
"We thought we were fine to drive," she said, "and we were absolutely not, and we are so sorry and just so embarrassed." She added, "We know better and we shouldn't have done that."
Originally posted 04/27/2013 11:00AM
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Originally posted 04/25/2013 01:35PM
Reese Witherspoon is getting back to life as usual.
"She is happy to be home with her kids again," a source says of the actress, 37, who returned to L.A. on Monday after her April 19 arrest in Atlanta for disorderly conduct and her husband Jim Toth's DUI arrest the same night.
Her older children, 13-year-old Ava and 9-year-old Deacon, had been staying with their father, actor Ryan Phillippe, while Witherspoon was on location in Atlanta shooting the drama The Good Lie.
Originally posted 04/23/2013 03:30PM
It's certainly not from a red carpet. Still, Reese Witherspoon's booking photo with her eyes cast down has to be among the more unusual celebrity mugshots.
"She was wobbly," explains a police source within the Atlanta Department of Corrections. "She didn't need help walking, but she wasn't at a point where we could get a really clear picture."
The actress and husband Jim Toth were arrested early Friday morning after he was pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Atlanta. In her apology for her behavior, she said she "clearly had one drink too many."
Originally posted 04/22/2013 04:30PM
Reese Witherspoon has publicly apologized for her behavior in Atlanta after her husband, Jim Toth, was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
But she's certainly not the only one feeling regretful.
Toth "feels awful that he involved Reese in the situation," a source close to the CAA agent tells PEOPLE. "He made a bad decision and it certainly made things worse that he dragged her into it."
Toth, 42, and Witherspoon, 37, were arrested and briefly jailed early Friday morning – he for DUI, she for disorderly conduct after verbally sparring with a police officer.
Originally posted 04/22/2013 07:35AM
Following her arrest with her husband, Jim Toth, early Friday morning after he was pulled over under suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Atlanta, Reese Witherspoon has released the following statement through her rep.
"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," the statement says.
It continues: "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. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior."
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