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4/22/13 at 11:46 AM 0 Comments

Episcopalian Actress Reese Witherspoon Apologizes For Drunken Behavior

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Reese Witherspoon at the Water for Elephants Premiere 2011. Source: http://www.flickr.com/photos/evarinaldiphotography/5693605338/

Legally Blonde/ Water for Elephants Actress Reese Witherspoon apologized for her drunken display on Friday. E! online reported that Witherspoon and hubby Jim Toth were jailed Friday morning after the two were stopped for driving while intoxicated.

Toth was at the wheel and was reportedly pulled over after swerving into on-coming traffic on an Atlanta roadway. Witherson reportedly became belligerent and asked the officer if he knew who she was.

In excerpts of a report featured on E! online the officer stated, "Mrs. Witherspoon asked, 'Do you know my name?' I answered, 'No, I don't need to know your name.' I then added, 'Right now.' Mrs. Witherspoon stated, 'You're about to find out who I am.'"

Witherspoon apologized for her behavior Monday. "I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said," the actress said in a statement to media.

Other actresses such as Amanda Bynes and Lindsay Lohan have also had troubles with driving under the influence. However few may have expected Hollywood's good girl to be caught up in similar problems.

Witherspoon was raised in the Episcopal church according to a Reader Digest interview. She was also spotted attending her local church after being injuried in a car accident 2011.

That same year Witherspoon told girls watching the MTV Movie Awards that good girls can be successful in Hollywood.

“I get it, girls, that it’s cool to be a bad girl,” said the Oscar-award-winning actress as she accepted the MTV Generation Award at the show in Los Angeles. “But it is possible to make it in Hollywood without doing a reality show. When I came up in this business, if you made a sex tape, you were embarrassed and you hid it under your bed.”

Witherspoon concluded her apology saying, "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. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior."

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