Video shows Witherspoon getting irate amid arrest

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.

Witherspoon: This is beyond! (while handcuffed, turning to yell at him) .

Trooper: You fight with me, I promise you. (inaudible)

Witherspoon: This is harassment! You’re harassing me as an American citizen! I have done nothing against the law!

Husband: Reese, can you please?

Trooper: Yes, you have. You didn’t obey my…

Witherspoon: I have to obey your orders?

Trooper: Yes, you do.

Witherspoon: No sir, I do not.

Toth: Reese.

Witherspoon: Absolute nothing,

Toth: Reese, Reese.

Witherspoon: I’m now being arrested and handcuffed?? (as she’s taken out of view to the police car)

Trooper: Yep.

Witherspoon: Do you know my name sir?

Trooper: Don’t need to know it. (inaudible)

Witherspoon: You don’t need to know my name?

Trooper: Not quite yet…

Witherspoon: Oh really. Ok, you’re about to find out who I am.

Trooper: That’s fine. I’m not real worried about you ma’am. I done told you how things worked. You want to get out and get up in my investigation, that’s OK.

Witherspoon: Yes sir, I do.

Trooper: Well guess what. We have a law for that. It’s called obstruction.

Witherspoon: I’m obstructing your justice?

Trooper: Yep.

Witherspoon: Really?

Trooper: Yep

Witherspoon: I’m being anti-American?

Trooper: Yep. Go ahead and sit down. (as they approach car)

Witherspoon: Wow!

Trooper: Sit on your butt first, it’ll be a lot easier on you.

Witherspoon: Interesting….Arresting me???

Trooper (back in view) to husband: I tried.

Husband: I’m sorry.

Trooper: I absolutely 100 percent tried.

Toth: I had nothing to do with that.

Trooper: I know.

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