Reese Witherspoon Pleads No Contest, Husband Jim Toth Pleads Guilty TO DUI


May 2 2013, Published 8:28 a.m. ET

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Reese Witherspoon pled no contest to a charge of physical obstruction of another in an Atlanta court on Thursday.

Meanwhile, the actress' husband, Jim Toth, pleaded guilty to his charge of driving under the influence, and has all the details.


Say cheese! Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth were both arrested in Atlanta on April 14th

According to Toth will escape any jail time but has been ordered to complete 40 hours of community service and attend an alcohol education program—in addition, he's been placed on probation for 12 months.

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Watch: See what co-star Matthew McConaughey had to say about Reese's arrest!

"Consider yourself fortunate you didn't injure your passenger and didn't kill anyone," the judge told Toth during his appearance.

Witherspoon was ordered to pay a $213 fine.

As previously reported, Jim and Reese were arrested on April 14th after their car was pulled over by cops in Atlanta, Georgia.

Toth, 42, was subsequently booked on suspicion of driving under the influence after blowing a 0.139—nearly two times over Georgia's drink driving limit of 0.08, while his 37-year-old wife was brought in for disorderly conduct after being disrespectful to the arresting officer. 


Witherspoon pled no contest to a charge of physical obstruction and Toth pled guilty to DUI

“Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer,” the arresting officer’s report says—to which he replied by telling her to “sit on your butt and be quiet.”

The trooper claims Reese then got out of the car and when told again to return inside the vehicle, said she was a “U.S. citizen” and was allowed to “stand on American ground."

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In a truly cringe-worthy Hollywood moment, Reese then allegedly asked the officer if he knew who she was!

“I answered, ‘No, I don’t need to know your name,” the officer wrote in his report.

“You are going to be on national news,” he claims Reese warned him. “I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine."

The Oscar winning actress later publicly apologized, admitting she "clearly had one drink too many" and was very sorry for her behavior.


Walk of shame! Reese was pictured being led off in handcuffs following her arrest

"I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job," Witherspoon said in a statement

"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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Reese appeared on GMA Thursday morning and took full responsibility for her actions.

"We went out to a restaurant in Atlanta, and we had one too many glasses of wine," she explained. "We thought we were fine to drive, and we were absolutely not, and we are so sorry and just so embarrassed."

Reese said that the hardest part of the ordeal was telling her children, "When you make a mistake, you take responsibility, and we are taking responsibility, and we are doing everything within our power to make it right."

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