Acting like the Oscar winner that she is, Reese Witherspoon put on a star performance during her April 19 arrest in Atlanta, as new video from the police's dashboard camera -- obtained by RadarOnline.com -- reveals.
En route to the police station, where she was booked on a disorderly conduct charge, 37-year-old Witherspoon continued to spin her "I"m pregnant!" story to an officer while handcuffed in the back seat — a claim she's now denounced.
"You're pregnant, I'll take better care of you," Corporal M. Land told the Walk The Line star.
"That's right," replied Witherspoon.
Having calmed down significantly from earlier in the night, the mother-of-three then recounted the earlier arrest to the cop, telling him she'd simply said: "Excuse me sir, would it be possible to use the restroom soon?"
"That’s the only reason I got out of the car," Witherspoon insisted.
"I told the gentleman that I needed to use the restroom when he arrested me. I wouldn't want to be rude or have an accident in your car. He didn't seem to understand that I needed to use the restroom."
The good-humored corporal, who admitted to being a fan of Sweet Home Alabama, which Witherspoon filmed in Georgia, told her: "If you do pee in my seat, I won't hold it against you!"
At one point, the star struck officer even asked if her hair color was naturally red!
"No, sir," Witherspoon responded.
The George State Patrol officer -- duped into believing Witherspoon was knocked up -- inquired as to how far gone she was in the phantom pregnancy.
Said Witherspoon, "I am very early sir, it is very new. I am sure you have a wife and children and it just comes on you like a ton of bricks and you just have to go to the rest room."
So when back at base, Corporal Land quickly removed the cuffs so "pregnant girl" -- that's what Witherspoon called herself -- avoided "going to the bathroom on herself.
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