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Jim Toth ‘Feels Awful’ He Involved Reese Witherspoon in DUI Incident: Source

Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon

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updated 04/22/2013 AT 3:35 PM ET

originally published 04/22/2013 AT 4:30 PM ET

Reese Witherspoon has publicly apologized for her behavior in Atlanta after her husband, Jim Toth, was pulled over on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

But she’s certainly not the only one feeling regretful.

Toth “feels awful that he involved Reese in the situation,” a source close to the CAA agent tells PEOPLE. “He made a bad decision and it certainly made things worse that he dragged her into it.”

Toth, 42, and Witherspoon, 37, were arrested and briefly jailed early Friday morning – he for DUI, she for disorderly conduct after verbally sparring with a police officer.

Now, says the source, Toth, “has to pay the consequences, bottom line. He gets that.”

Adds a second source: “It’s embarrassing for him. He’ll have to explain himself to his bosses.”

As for his drinking (Toth blew a .139 on his sobriety test; the legal limit in Georgia is .08), the source says that the couple will reflect on the events of last week.

“Jim has always been a big social drinker,” adds the first source. “A lot of his job is being social. He’s out to lunch or dinner almost every day of the week, schmoozing clients and taking business meetings.”


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