Justin Timberlake was arrested and charged with DWI and released from police custody


Justin Timberlake has been arrested on a drunken driving charge and released from police custody in New York, his lawyer said.

According to police, the singer was observed “operating his vehicle under the influence” at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday in New York’s Sag Harbor. Timberlake was driving a 2025 BMW when he allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and maintain the lane of travel, according to a report from Sag Harbor Police.

An officer initiated a traffic stop, and Timberlake told police he “had a martini and I followed my friends home,” according to court records.

Timberlake’s eyes were “bloodshot and glassy” and his breath emitted a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage,” court records said.

Sag Harbor Police Department

Justin Timberlake was arrested in Sag Harbor, Long Island, NY after he was observed “operating his vehicle under the influence,” according to the Sag Harbor Police Department.

A Sac Harbor Village Police Department officer described him as “unable to concentrate,” adding, “He had slurred speech, he was unsteady and he performed poorly on all standardized field sobriety tests.”

Timberlake refused chemical testing three times, the first time saying, “No, I didn’t do chemical testing.”

The report contains details of his field sobriety tests. He was arrested and remanded overnight, police said. He was cited for running a stop sign and failing to keep in his lane, his attorney, Ed Burke, told CNN.

Timberlake was released without bail and has a court date scheduled for July 26.

Sag Harbor is a village located in the Hamptons on eastern Long Island. Timberlake left the American Hotel in the area shortly before his arrest, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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Justin Timberlake leaves the courthouse in The Hamptons with Ed Burke on Tuesday, June 18.

Timberlake is currently on tour with his latest album.All I could think of.” He is scheduled to perform at the United Center in Chicago next Friday.

Over the weekend, Timberlake paid tribute to his two sons and shared his plans for Father’s Day in a post. Instagram.

“My 2 best gifts. I get to know more about myself every day because you both chose me to be your dad. Through your peaks and valleys I will always be there for you… to lift you up, show you how high you can take this life, pick you up when you fall. And, of course, you’ll be inundated with insufferable dad-jokes along the way. I love you both so much. Thank you for giving me my greatest purpose,” Timberlake wrote. “And now…for today: Let’s all play a cool game and let daddy watch the final round of the US Open.”

Timberlake, 43, is married to producer and actress Jessica Biel. The couple married in 2012 and are parents to Silas, 9, and Phineas, 3.

This story has been updated.

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