Reese Witherspoon Fined Following Disorderly Conduct Arrest


Reese Witherspoon Fined Following Disorderly Conduct Arrest


The 'Mud' actress has to pay a fine of $213 after pleading no contest for obstructing an officer when husband Jim Toth, who will perform 40 hours of community service, was arrested for DUI.

Reese Witherspoon pleaded no contest in an Atlanta court on Thursday, May 2 for a disorderly conduct charge which is related to her arrest in Atlanta, Georgia, last month, TMZ reported. Witherspoon, who was represented by lawyer Bruce Morris at the court, was ordered to pay a fine of $213 to settle the case.

Meanwhile, the "Mud" star's husband, Jim Toth, appeared at the court and pleaded guilty for DUI charge. However, instead of serving jail time, Toth was sentenced to 40 hours of community service and ordered to complete an alcohol education program while also placed on a 12-month probation.

"Consider yourself fortunate you didn't injure your passenger [Witherspoon] and didn't kill anyone," a judge told Toth.

A few hours before the hearing, Witherspoon appeared on "Good Morning America" to promote her new film, "Mud". In the interview with host George Stephanopoulos, Witherspoon publicly talked about the incident for the first time. She said, "It was just one of those nights - we went out to dinner and had one too many glasses of wine. We thought we were OK to drive but we definitely were not."

Witherspoon said that she and husband "are just so sorry this happened" and assured public that the incident "will absolutely never happen again." She also told the host that she even lied to the police. She continued, "I had no idea what I was thinking that night. I saw him arrest my husband and I just panicked. I even told him I was pregnant. I am not pregnant. I said all kinds of crazy things. I was so disrespectful to [the officer]."

The mother of three said that "the worst part" of the incident "was having to speak to the kids," but she and husband were honest to their kids because "we just had to tell them that when you make a mistake, you have to take responsibility."



© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Braless Gigi Hadid Risks Wardrobe Malfunction in Pajama-Like Jumpsuit
  2. Will Ferrell's 'The House' Co-Star Speaks Up About Mariah Carey's Diva Behaviors on Set
  3. Fighting Over Karrueche? Chris Brown's Crew Allegedly Confronts Migos at BET Awards After-Party
  4. Going Too Far? Halsey Shades Britney Spears, Demi Lovato and Katy Perry
  5. 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' Features Surprise Return of 'Iron Man' Character
  6. Tupac Biopic 'All Eyez on Me' Creators Slapped With Copyright Infringement Lawsuit
  7. Jamie Foxx Says Dating at 49 Is 'Tough' Amid Katie Holmes Romance Rumors
  8. 'Toy Story': Sad Backstory of Andy's Father Debunked by Writer
  9. Meet Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes' Youngest Daughter Amada
  10. Taylor Swift Makes Many Heartbreak Songs for New Album Despite Blooming Romance With Joe Alwyn

CELEBS PHOTO