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Dashcam audio, video of Witherspoon arrest released

Police have released the dashboard camera video of actress Reese Witherspoon's arrest in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge on the night of April 19. Her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was being given a field sobriety test following a traffic stop when the footage of Witherspoon was shot.

The 37-year-old has since apologized for the behavior which led to her arrest, saying she's "deeply embarrassed" by what she said after having had "one drink too many." During a visit to "Good Morning America" this week, Witherspoon said she panicked after seeing her husband being questioned by police.

The Georgia State Patrol says it did not release the video; spokesman Gordy Wright said Friday that it would be officially released soon. He told The Associated Press no one from his agency leaked the video, and the only copy that had been made earlier was for the prosecutor.

Click above watch the video. Read the transcript below:

Trooper (looking toward a car): Ma'am, get back in that car.

Witherspoon (out of view): You know I'm so sorry.

Trooper: Ma'am, get back in that car.

Witherspoon: Can I say something?

Trooper: No ma'am, get back in that car. I'm not going to repeat myself again.

Witherspoon: I'm pregnant and I need to use the restroom.

Trooper: Ok, well I need you to get back in the car and there ain't nowhere to use it out here. If I tell you again, I'm going to arrest you.

Witherspoon: Yes, sir.

(2nd video)

Trooper (as Witherspoon approaches him administering test to Toth): Ma'am, what'd I just tell you to do?

Witherspoon: I'd like to know what's going on.

Trooper: He's under arrest. If you don't get back in the car...

Witherspoon: I'm a U.S. citizen and I'm allowed to stand on American ground...

Trooper: Actually, you're not allowed to do anything...

Witherspoon: ...to ask any question I want to ask.

Trooper: Go ahead. Come on (moves to handcuff her).

Witherspoon: You better not arrest me.

Trooper: Yes, ma'am

Witherspoon: Are you kidding me??

Trooper: Nope. I told you.

Witherspoon: I'm an American citizen!

Trooper: I told you to get in that car and stay in there didn't I?

Witherspoon: This is beyond!

Trooper: I told you.

Witherspoon: This is beyond! (while handcuffed, turning to yell at him) .

Trooper: You fight with me, I promise you. (inaudible)

Witherspoon: This is harassment! You're harassing me as an American citizen! I have done nothing against the law!

Husband: Reese, can you please?

Trooper: Yes, you have. You didn't obey my...

Witherspoon: I have to obey your orders?

Trooper: Yes, you do.

Witherspoon: No sir, I do not.

Toth: Reese.

Witherspoon: Absolute nothing,

Toth: Reese, Reese.

Witherspoon: I'm now being arrested and handcuffed?? (as she's taken out of view to the police car)

Trooper: Yep.

Witherspoon: Do you know my name sir?

Trooper: Don't need to know it. (inaudible)

Witherspoon: You don't need to know my name?

Trooper: Not quite yet...

Witherspoon: Oh really. Ok, you're about to find out who I am.

Trooper: That's fine. I'm not real worried about you ma'am. I done told you how things worked. You want to get out and get up in my investigation, that's OK.

Witherspoon: Yes sir, I do.

Trooper: Well guess what. We have a law for that. It's called obstruction.

Witherspoon: I'm obstructing your justice?

Trooper: Yep.

Witherspoon: Really?

Trooper: Yep

Witherspoon: I'm being anti-American?

Trooper: Yep. Go ahead and sit down. (as they approach car)

Witherspoon: Wow!

Trooper: Sit on your butt first, it'll be a lot easier on you.

Witherspoon: Interesting....Arresting me???

Trooper (back in view) to husband: I tried.

Husband: I'm sorry.

Trooper: I absolutely 100 percent tried.

Toth: I had nothing to do with that.

Trooper: I know.

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