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Reese Witherspoon left 'deeply embarrassed' over arrest

Hollywood star Reese Witherspoon has said she is "deeply embarrassed" by her "disrespectful" behaviour after being arrested by police in Atlanta.

Police images of Reese Witherspoon, left, her husband James Toth after their arrests Credit: City of Atlanta Department of Corrections

It began when her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.

But Witherspoon was also arrested because she refused to stay in the car while her husband carried out a US drink-drive test.

According to the police report, her partner had "droopy eyelids, watery, bloodshot eyes and his breath smelled strongly of alcohol".

After getting out the car twice the police report says Witherspoon:

Began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer.

I told Mrs Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet.

Her husband was then charged with drink-driving.

Reese Witherspoon got out again, and after being told to return to the car, the report says she "Stated that she was a 'US citizen' and that she was allowed to 'stand on American ground".

Witherspoon is then quoted as saying:

Do you know my name? You're about to find out who I am...You're about to be on national news.

Reese Witherspoon seen at a party in Hollywood earlier this year Credit: Press Association

Toth and Witherspoon were then taken into custody. The actress didn't mention the incident at a New York premiere on Sunday night.

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