Video shows Witherspoon getting irate amid arrest

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 2, 2013 at 8:33 pm •  Published: May 2, 2013
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ATLANTA (AP) — The website TMZ has posted videos from a police dashboard camera of actress Reese Witherspoon's arrest in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge on the night of April 19. Her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was being given a field sobriety test following a traffic stop. Here's a transcript of two exchanges involving Witherspoon and a Georgia state trooper, after she left the car during the test. The 37-year-old has since apologized for her behavior, saying she's "deeply embarrassed" by what she said after having had "one drink too many."

(1st video)

Trooper (looking toward a car): Ma'am, get back in that car.

Witherspoon (out of view): You know I'm so sorry.

Trooper: Ma'am, get back in that car.

Witherspoon: Can I say something?

Trooper: No ma'am, get back in that car. I'm not going to repeat myself again.

Witherspoon: I'm pregnant and I need to use the restroom.

Trooper: Ok, well I need you to get back in the car and there ain't nowhere to use it out here. If I tell you again, I'm going to arrest you.

Witherspoon: Yes, sir.

(2nd video)

Trooper (as Witherspoon approaches him administering test to Toth): Ma'am, what'd I just tell you to do?

Witherspoon: I'd like to know what's going on.

Trooper: He's under arrest. If you don't get back in the car...

Witherspoon: I'm a U.S. citizen and I'm allowed to stand on American ground...

Trooper: Actually, you're not allowed to do anything...

Witherspoon: ...to ask any question I want to ask.

Trooper: Go ahead. Come on (moves to handcuff her).

Witherspoon: You better not arrest me.

Trooper: Yes, ma'am

Witherspoon: Are you kidding me??

Trooper: Nope. I told you.

Witherspoon: I'm an American citizen!

Trooper: I told you to get in that car and stay in there didn't I?

Witherspoon: This is beyond!

Trooper: I told you.

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