The 37-year-old Oscar-winning actress expressed her distress over the recent unforunate incident in the following statement obtained by The Wrap: "Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said." She continues, "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."
If you'll recall, Reese got into multple verbal altercations with the Georgia police after becoming impatient during her husband's questioning. Not only did she pull the fame card, police reports obtained by Variety say she also called out her doubts about the lawmen, "Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe I was a real police officer." Uh, woops.
Reese and Jim are in the Atlanta filming The Good Lie, a movie about a Sudanese refugee in America. The celebrity couple's court date is set for Monday, April 22, 2013, at 8 a.m. ET in Atlanta Municipal Court, but Variety reports that neither of the stars is expected to show up. What do you guys think of Reese's arrest? Will this leave a dirty mark on her otherwise pristine track record? Leave your comments below!