Justin Timberlake arrested, accused of drunk driving on New York’s Lengthy Island

Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday and is accused of driving whereas intoxicated on New York’s Lengthy Island, after police stated he ran a cease signal and veered out of his lane within the posh seaside summer season retreat.

The boy band singer-turned-solo star and actor was driving a 2025 BMW in Sag Harbor round 12:30 a.m. when an officer stopped him and decided he was intoxicated, in line with a court docket doc.

“His eyes have been bloodshot and glassy, a robust odour of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from his breath, he was unable to divide consideration, he had slowed speech, he was unsteady afoot and he carried out poorly on all standardized subject sobriety checks,” the court docket papers stated.

Timberlake, 43, informed the officer he’d had one martini and was following some pals residence, in line with the paperwork. After being arrested and brought to a police station in close by East Hampton, he refused a breath take a look at, stated the court docket papers, which listed his occupation as “skilled” and stated he is “self-employed.”

Timberlake charged, mugshot launched

The ten-time Grammy winner was launched with out bond later Tuesday morning after being arraigned in Sag Harbor. He was charged with one depend of driving whereas intoxicated, the Suffolk County district legal professional’s workplace informed CBC Information.

His subsequent court docket date is scheduled for July 26 the Sag Harbor Police Division shared with CBC, additionally releasing a mug shot of the singer.

Timberlake’s lawyer and representatives didn’t instantly return requests for remark from The Related Press.

A younger Timberlake was a Disney Mouseketeer, the place his castmates included future girlfriend Britney Spears. He rose to fame within the common boy band NSYNC and launched into a solo recording profession in 2002.

Fluent within the inflections of pop and R&B, he is recognized for such Grammy-winning hits as Cry Me A RiverSexyBackWhat Goes Round…Comes Round and Cannot Cease The Feeling! He has carried out at Tremendous Bowl halftime exhibits a number of instances, together with the notorious 2004 “wardrobe malfunction” second when he ripped off a chunk of fellow singer Janet Jackson’s clothes and revealed her naked nipple.

On this February 2004 file photograph, Timberlake reaches throughout singer Janet Jackson throughout their efficiency, simply earlier than he pulled off the masking to her proper breast, through the halftime efficiency at Tremendous Bowl XXXVIII in Houston. (David Phillip/Related Press)

The episode led to Jackson’s exclusion from the Grammy telecast every week later. She stated in a 2022 documentary that what occurred was an accident and that she and Timberlake remained good pals.

Timberlake additionally constructed an performing profession, successful approval for his performances in films together with The Social Community and Pals With Advantages and taking residence 4 Primetime Emmy Awards.

Final 12 months, Timberlake was within the headlines when Spears launched her memoir, The Lady in Me. A number of chapters are dedicated to their relationship, together with deeply private particulars a couple of being pregnant, abortion and painful breakup. In March, he launched his first new album in six years, the nostalgic Every little thing I Thought It Was, a return to his acquainted future funk sound.

Timberlake has two upcoming exhibits in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, then is scheduled for New York’s Madison Sq. Backyard subsequent week on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Sag Harbor, as soon as a whaling village, is talked about in Herman Melville’s traditional novel Moby-Dick. It is nestled amid the Hamptons, round 160 kilometres east of New York Metropolis. The Hamptons have lengthy been a sizzling spot for the wealthy and well-known, and varied stars and in any other case outstanding individuals have had brushes with the legislation there.

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