We're talking about the arrests that involved the Oscar winner playing the celebrity card, asking the trooper, "Do you know my name?" and telling him, "You're about to find out who I am.... You are going to be on national news."
News of the pleas came Thursday afternoon via TMZ, which noted that Toth — who was present in court — will do no jail time, owe 40 hours of community service and go through an alcohol-education program, in addition to being on probation for a year. Witherspoon, who wasn't there and was originally arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct, will pay a $213 fine.
Witherspoon was spending her day instead in New York, doing a mea culpa with George Stephanopoulos on
"We went out to a restaurant in Atlanta, and we had one too many glasses of wine," the 37-year-old mother of three explained. "We thought we were fine to drive and we were absolutely not, and we are so sorry and just so embarrassed.
"We know better and we shouldn't have done that."
She said she and her husband were embarrassed to tell their older kids they'd been arrested, but that they were telling them, "When you make a mistake, you take responsibility, and we are taking responsibility and doing everything in your power to make it right."
So that's the lessson for the kids. But, other than call a cab when you need one, what about the lesson for mom?
"When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car," she said with a smile. "I learned that for sure."
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