Reese Witherspoon 'embarrassed and sorry' for drunken arrest

Actress was charged with disorderly conduct after a night out with her husband in Atlanta

Reese Witherspoon has said that she's 'deeply embarrassed' about her arrest on Friday in Atlanta for disorderly conduct.

The actress and her husband Jim Toth were pulled over by police for suspected driving under the influence, after which Witherspoon copped her charge and was taken to jail.

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Illegally blonde... Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth's police mugshots (Copyright: Splash)
A statement from the 37-year-old actress has expressed her regret over the situation.

“Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now,” she said.

“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.”

The incident, now widely reported, happened in the early hours of Friday night, after she and her agent husband Toth had been out on the town.

“Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe I was a real police officer,” read the report from the arresting officer.

“I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet. 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.'.Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, 'You're going to be on national news.' I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine.”

She was then charged with disorderly conduct, while Toth was charged with DUI.

Witherspoon and her husband were in Atlanta for the filming of Witherspoon's latest movie, 'The Good Lie'.