Jim Toth tells the 'Water for Elephants' actress that she should just have stayed in the car and let the cops arrest him.
A newest video revealing what happened on the night Reese Witherspoon and her husband Jim Toth were arrested was revealed by TMZ. It showed that not only was the "Water for Elephants" actress arguing with the officers but she was also bickering with her husband for trying to intervene with his arrest.
In it, 37-year-old Witherspoon could be heard getting a scolding from him in the back of a police car. "He's arresting us. For what? What have I done?" she's clearly frustrated with the situation they ended up in. "He told you to stop," Toth tried to reason her, but she was adamant she had every rights to speak her mind.
"I'm an American citizen! I can say whatever I want to! He does not have jurisdiction over the ground that he speaks on. He does not. I'm allowed to say anything I want to say. I can protest any way I want," she heatedly said, to which he replied, "He asked you to get in the car. All you should have done is let me get arrested."
"Arrested for what?" the mother of three demanded. "A DUI!" Toth stated. "You wouldn't listen to what he said to do and you kept getting out of the car. Now you've turned it into national news." He added later, "You just turned it really bad."
In one of the other videos, Witherspoon could be heard confronting a cop for failing to show an "ID" to prove that they were real police officers. The cop explained that they weren't required to do so because they were driving "marked cars." "I don't know that because I'm from Tennessee -- Nashville," she replied.
The actress was repeatedly ordered to get back in the car. "I'm not trying to cause any problems...I am pregnant, early pregnant," she said at one point. "My name is Reese Witherspoon. You're arresting me for obstruction to justice. It's gonna be in the national news." Her husband was seen apologizing for her behavior in another video, "I'm sorry, I had nothing to do with that."
Once they were taken into police station, Witherspoon said to an officer not to tell anyone about her "pregnancy." "I was afraid you would tell people, I am trying to keep it a secret," she said, to which the officer assured her he wouldn't say anything to anyone.
In an interview on "Good Morning America" later, Witherspoon said, "I saw [the cop] arresting my husband and I literally panicked. I told him I was pregnant. I'm not pregnant. I said all kinds of crazy things."
Witherspoon pleaded no contest to disorderly conduct, while Toth pleaded guilty to DUI. She was demanded to pay a $213 fine, while he was fined $600 and sentenced to 40 hours of community service and 12 months of probation. He was also ordered to attend an alcohol education program.