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ATLANTA (AP) - Reese Witherspoon is "deeply embarrassed" about what she said to police officers during her arrest Friday morning in Atlanta.

The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her "disrespectful" behavior to police that began when her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.

Witherspoon says she was worried about her husband and "clearly had one drink too many" but asserted her respect for law enforcement in the statement released by her Los Angeles-based spokeswoman, Meredith O'Sullivan Wasson.

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