Reese Witherspoon pleads no contest and pays $100 fine

Reese Witherspoon arriving for the 85th Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. Credit: Doug Peters/Doug Peters/EMPICS Entertainment

Oscar-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct and paid a $100 fine after she was arrested with her husband following an evening out in Atlanta last month.

The deputy solicitor of the Municipal Court of Atlanta, Ronda Graham, said in a statement on Thursday that "the pending criminal matters against Ms. Reese Witherspoon and Mr Jim Toth have been resolved."

Toth, 42, entered a guilty plea to drunk driving and received a $600 fine. He must also complete 40 hours of community service.In police dashboard video of the arrest, Ms Witherspoon is shown accusing the state trooper who arrested her of harassment.

The video was viewed more than 572,000 times on YouTube by Saturday morning, and was picked up by other media outlets.

Witherspoon, who won a best actress Oscar for her portrayal of the country singer June Carter Cash in "Walk the Line," apologised for her actions in an interview on the "Good Morning America" television show on Thursday.

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

She said she panicked after Toth was arrested and had told the officer "crazy things" after having too many glasses of wine in an restaurant in Atlanta, where she is filming a movie.

"I have no idea what I was talking about. And I am so sorry. I was so disrespectful to him," the mother-of-three said.They were stopped after Toth crossed a double line on the road and then failed a blood-alcohol test