Reese Witherspoon Apologizes for Arrest

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Reese Witherspoon is very sorry.

And even more embarrassed.

Following Reese Witherspoon's arrest for disorderly conduct Friday in Atlanta, the actress has released a statement that addresses the unfortunately ordeal.

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“Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now,” it reads. “But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said.

"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.”

Reese and husband Jim Toth were pulled over early Friday after their vehicle was spotted weaving all around the road.

At one point Witherspoon reportedly asked the officer if she knew her name and then said "you're about to find out who I am."

Toth was arrested for DUI (after failing a field sobriety test), while Reese was taken in after she disobeyed police orders and continued to leave her car in order to protest the arrest of her husband.

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Reese Witherspoon Biography

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New Orleans, Louisiana
Full Name
Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon