Why Reese's Mugshot Is So ... Odd

Police took several of 'wobbly' actress, and this was the best one
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2013 10:17 AM CDT
Why Reese's Mugshot Is So ... Odd
This undated photo provided by the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections shows Reese Witherspoon.   (AP Photo/City of Atlanta Department of Corrections)

That odd Reese Witherspoon mugshot, the one in which she's not even looking at the camera? That was the best one of the multiple photos police took, a police source tells People. "She was wobbly," the source says. "She didn't need help walking, but she wasn't at a point where we could get a really clear picture." One of the other takes featured the actress "sort of bent down at the waist and we got the top of her head," the source adds. "She wasn't being difficult or rude, but her motor skills weren't what they needed to be."

But the mugshot has one attorney voicing suspicions that Witherspoon got preferential treatment. He points out that the "whole point of a mugshot is for identification purposes," meaning your eyes have to be visible. "To my knowledge, there is no exception to this rule," he continues, saying officers usually "grab your head and move it into the right position" if you're not cooperating. More details of Witherspoon's arrest Friday are coming to light: Click to see video of the actress, in handcuffs, being led into the jail. (More Reese Witherspoon stories.)

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