Witherspoon Pleads No Contest to Obstruction Charge
Reese Witherspoon had a lot of explaining to do when she was recently arrested after interfering with the arrest of her husband who had been pulled over under suspicion of drunk driving. Witherspoon entered a plea of no contest to the charge of obstruction of another person when she verbally confronted the police officer who had arrested her spouse, Jim Toth, in Atlanta last weekend. The couple had just come from a dinner where the wine was free flowing, and Witherspoon attempted to intimidate the arresting officer by claiming to be a famous person he would have to reckon with later.
She was handcuffed and placed in the police car along with her husband. He pleaded guilty to DUI charges in exchange for no jail time, community service and alcohol rehabilitation. Witherspoon received a fine of $213 and no jail time in exchange for her no contest plea. In media interviews since her arrest, Witherspoon has publicly apologized and admitted that the couple had consumed too much wine and had no business driving in that condition. She also admitted that she learned an important lesson on the night both of them were arrested and that was to follow any police officer’s orders to the letter.