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Sunday 23 November 2014

Reese Witherspoon’s husband James Toth arrested

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - APRIL 19: In this booking photo provided by the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections, actress Reese Witherspoon, real name Laura Jeanne Witherspoon, poses in a booking photo on April 19, 2013 in Atlanta, Georgia. Witherspoon was charged with disorderly conduct after her husband, Jim Toth, was arrested for driving while intoxicated. (Photo by City of Atlanta Department of Corrections via Getty Images)
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Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth

Reese Witherspoon’s husband Jim Toth was arrested for driving while intoxicated in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, and the actress reportedly booked on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Police confirmed to Cover Media James Toth was booked at the Atlanta City Detention Center after he was pulled over in Atlanta, Georgia on suspicion of drink driving.

The actress is believed to have been in the vehicle at the time of the stop.

Variety reports Reese was handcuffed at the scene after a verbal altercation with the arresting officer and repeatedly ignoring the officer’s request to stay inside the vehicle.

According to the publication the actress was arrested and booked on a charge of disorderly conduct.

Atlanta police were unable to confirm the actress’ arrest at press time.

Lieutenant Washington of the Atlanta City Detention Center said James was held for “a few hours” before making bond the same day.

The CAA talent agent, who formerly managed Reese, posted bond in the amount of $1,591.

A police report obtained by Variety details how the actress allegedly resisted as her husband was put under arrest.

“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,’” she is quoted as saying.

“Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, ‘You are going to be on national news.’ I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine,” the report continues.

Jim reportedly blew .139 on a Breathalyzer test at the scene. Georgia's legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit is .08.

He faces a second charge of failure to maintain a lane while driving.

The couple have a court appearance scheduled for Monday morning at Atlanta Municipal Court.

It is believed their attorney will request that the date be postponed.

Reese is currently in Atlanta filming civil war drama The Good Lie.

The actress married James, more commonly referred to as Jim Toth, in March 2011.

The couple share a seven-month-old son, Tennessee. Reese also shares a son and a daughter, ages nine and 13, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe.

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