Drunk Reese Told Cop She Was Pregnant

Offers up big apology on 'Good Morning America'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 2, 2013 10:31 AM CDT

Reese Witherspoon didn't hold back when asked about her recent arrest by George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America today: "It was one of those nights. We went out to dinner in Atlanta, and we had one too many glasses of wine, and we thought we were fine to drive, and we absolutely were not. And it’s just completely unacceptable, and we are so sorry and embarrassed, and we know better, and we shouldn’t have done that," she said. "I think I played a lawyer in a movie so many times, I think I am a lawyer. And clearly I am not a lawyer because I got arrested."

She called it "poor judgment" and a "mistake" not to call a car service or a taxi, and said it "absolutely will never happen again." And she agreed that her "Do you know my name?" comment was out of character for her: "I have no idea what I was saying that night. When I saw him arresting my husband, I literally panicked, and I said all kinds of crazy things. I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant! I said crazy things. If you hear me laughing, it’s only because I have no idea what I was talking about. And I am so sorry, and I was so disrespectful to him, and I have police officers in my family. I work with police officers every day. I know better. And it’s just unacceptable." She "learned a lot" from the experience, she said, including: "When a police officer tells you to stay in the car, you stay in the car." (Read more Reese Witherspoon stories.)

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