Oscar winner Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct in the state of Georgia after authorities detained her husband for drunk driving, US media reported.
The actress allegedly became irate with police officers when they began questioning her husband Jim Toth, after seeing the couple’s car swerving early Friday.
Entertainment news website TMZ reported she said: “Do you know my name?”
An officer answered by saying, “No, I don’t need to know your name,” to which the 37-year-old reportedly shot back: “You’re about to find out who I am … You are going to be on national news.”
Witherspoon, one of Hollywood’s highest paid stars with a reputation as being something of a straight arrow, also became “verbal” and “ornery” at the amount of time police were taking with her husband, according to TMZ.
Both the actress, famous for her huge “Legally Blonde” hits, and her spouse were taken to jail, booked and released, TMZ said.
Witherspoon, in Georgia to film a new movie, won the best actress Academy Award for 2005’s “Walk the Line.”