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Witherspoon: 'I Panicked The Night Of My Arrest'

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ATLANTA (AP) - Actress Reese Witherspoon recalls that she panicked and said "crazy things" the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge.
    
During an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America," Witherspoon repeatedly apologized for her behavior during the April 19 traffic stop. A police report states that Witherspoon asked a Georgia state trooper, "Do you know my name?" and added, "You're about to find out who I am."
    
In Thursday's interview, the Oscar-winning actress said she has "no idea what I was saying that night." She said she had "one too many" glasses of wine, and panicked after she and her husband were pulled over.
    
Witherspoon faces a May 22 court hearing. Her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was charged with drunken driving and is due in court May 23.

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ATLANTA (AP) - A court hearing on a disorderly conduct charge has been rescheduled for actress Reese Witherspoon, who said she's "deeply embarrassed" by what she said to a state trooper during a traffic stop in Atlanta.
    
Witherspoon's case was scheduled for a Monday morning hearing, but it was reset for May 22. She was arrested Friday.
    
The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior when her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol.
    
A state trooper's report says she told the trooper: "Do you know my name?" The report states she also said: "You're about to find out who I am."
    
The actress didn't appear in court Monday. She was in New York on Sunday night.

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ATLANTA (AP) - Reese Witherspoon is "deeply embarrassed" about what she said to police officers during her arrest Friday morning in Atlanta.
    
The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her "disrespectful" behavior to police that began when her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
    
Witherspoon says she was worried about her husband and "clearly had one drink too many" but asserted her respect for law enforcement in the statement released by her Los Angeles-based spokeswoman, Meredith O'Sullivan Wasson.

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