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When Stars Drink & Drive

If you or I got pulled over and given a DUI our life would not be over, but it would feel like it!  I can't image waking up the next morning and realizing that not only had I just been arrested for a DUI, but that everyone in my community would know about it soon.  However, ask anyone who has gotten a DUI and they will tell you that is the feeling they have when waking up.  
 

There is a huge sense of guilt followed by the thought, "Everyone is going to know about this."  Well for celebrities it isn't just everyone in their community...it is everyone in the world, but that doesn't seem to deter many of them from drinking and driving.  I wonder if it is because most of them just get messed up and mess up, or if they know they will not suffer the consequences that the average citizen will face.  Let's be honest, if you are a celebrity and get busted for drinking and driving no one seems to care as long as no one was injured.  Below you see a good example of that and you will also witness the VERY FIRST GUY EVER to only have had one drink and blow a .139 on a breathalyzer (Toth said he only had one drink)!!

From TMZ

Reese Witherspoon Mugshot

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6:33 AM PT -- Reese and Jim won't be in court today ... they had their cases continued until hearings set in Atlanta for May 22 and May 23, respectively.

9:40 PM PT-- Reese has just released a statement, saying, 

"Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that was no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I am very sorry for my behavior."

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Reese Witherspoon
 pulled her celebrity card out while her husband was getting arrested for DUI, telling the officer who ended up busting her, "You're about to find out who I am."

The arrests went down in Atlanta early Friday morning. Cops say they spotted Reese and her husband Jim Toth's car -- a silver Ford Fusion -- weaving in and out of lanes, so they pulled them over. 

As officers dealt with Jim, Reese allegedly started acting up, telling cops, "Do you know my name?" The officer answered by saying, "No, I don't need to know your name." 

Witherspoon then came back with, "You're about to find out who I am ... You are going to be on national news."

During Jim's arrest, Reese allegedly became ornery, demonstrating visual and verbal frustration over how long it was taking to arrest her husband. At one point, she got out of her car and the officer ordered her back inside. When she got out a second time, he arrested her for disorderly conduct, a municipal ordinance.

They were both taken to jail, booked, and released a short time later. 

As for Toth's part of the arrest ... the officer in the report described him by saying his "eye lids were droopy" and his eyes were "blood shot and watery." The officer said he smelled a "strong odor" of alcohol coming from Toth.

The officer stated that Toth told him he only had one drink, but -- as first reported by Variety -- when given a Breathalyzer test, Toth's blood alcohol level was .139.

In Reese's defense maybe she played the celeb card because she had as much to drink as her hubby. Just sayin' ...
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Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2013/04/21/reese-witherspoon-and-husband-arrested-in-dui-incident/#ixzz2RJ4iRaQz 
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