Do you ever feel like celebrities think they are invincible? It seems like when they have a run-in with the law they feel their celebrity status merits special treatment. As a counselor for both online drug classes and online alcohol classes I see this attitude with non-celebrity offenders too.
Reese Witherspoon pulled her celebrity card out while her husband was getting arrested for driving under the influence. She asked if officers knew who she was and when they didn’t she threatened then threat they soon would. As reported in www.tmz.com.
Both Witherspoon and her husband, Jim Toth were arrested, he for DUI, she for disorderly conduct. The arrests went down in Atlanta when police spotted their car -- a silver Ford Fusion weaving in and out of lanes and pulled them over.
When officers brushed off telling her that didn’t need to know her name she said, "You're about to find out who I am ... You are going to be on national news."
During Jim's arrest, Reese 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.
Despite claiming only to have had one drink, Toth’s eye lids were droopy and his eyes were blood shot and watery and he reeked of booze. His Breathalyzer test revealed Toth's blood alcohol level was .139.
Do you think Witherspoon played the celeb card because she had as much to drink as her hubby? Either way it was inappropriate behavior,. Both she and her husband should take a good computer based alcohol awareness class.