The footage is from Friday night, when Reese and her husband, Jim Toth were pulled over because he was driving in the wrong lane — he was arrested for a DUI and Reese, who also smelled of alcohol, was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Reese is seen in the video in sneakers, pants and a long-sleeve shirt with an officer removing her handcuffs to walk her into the police station.
The official police report filed by the Georgia State Patrol trooper who stopped the couple’s rented Ford Fusion at a Walgreens near Delmont Road in Atlanta stated that as he gave Jim a field-sobriety test, Reese repeatedly got out of the car or hung out the window despite warnings to stay seated.
“After I had administered the PBT Mrs.Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer,” the officer wrote.
“Mrs.Witherspoon stated that she was a ‘US Citizen’ and that she was allowed to ‘stand on American ground.’ I put my hands on Mrs.Witherspoon’s arms to arrest her. Mrs.Witherspoon was resistant but I was able to put handcuffs on her without incident due to Mr.Toth calming her down. 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.’”
Just days after her arrest, Reese released a public apology admitting she had “one too many” drinks that night and was “deeply embarrassed” by her behavior.
An attorney representing Reese and Jim appeared in Atlanta Municipal Court on Monday to answer the charges against his clients and was granted a continuance until May 22.