Justin Timberlake arrested, charged with drunk driving outside NYC

Justin Timberlake arrested, charged with drunk driving outside NYC

According to the police, the pop singer was placed under arrest, processed, and held overnight for morning arraignment.
19 Jun, 2024

Pop star Justin Timberlake was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in a chic town east of New York City, and spent the night in jail before being arraigned and released, local officials said Tuesday.

The 43-year-old Timberlake, known for such hits as ‘Cry Me a River’, was taken into custody in Sag Harbor, part of the affluent Hamptons community, in the early hours of Tuesday.

“Justin Timberlake was arrested in Sag Harbor for driving while intoxicated,” the prosecutor’s office in Suffolk County said in a statement emailed to AFP.

“He was arraigned in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released on his own recognizance,” the statement said, adding that Timberlake’s next court date would be a virtual appearance on July 26.

Sag Harbor police said in a statement that a police officer pulled Timberlake over shortly after midnight after seeing him driving his BMW through a stop sign and failing to stay on the right side of the road.

“Upon investigation, it was determined that Mr Timberlake was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition,” police said, confirming earlier media reports.

Timberlake’s eyes were “bloodshot and glassy,” and he “performed poorly on all standard field sobriety tests,” CBS reported, citing court documents.

The singer-actor, who is currently on tour in support of his latest album, reportedly told police he “had one martini” and was following his friends home, the network said.

“Mr Timberlake was placed under arrest, processed, and held overnight for morning arraignment,” police said.

Timberlake shot to stardom as a member of the boy band NSYNC before launching a solo career and eventually making the transition to acting. He has won 10 Grammy awards and four Emmy awards.

He is married to actress Jessica Biel. The couple has two sons.


Syed Hasni Jun 19, 2024 01:15pm
Why don’t DUI offenders make good musicians? Because they can’t find the right “key”! So true Mr. Timberlake.
Multani Jun 19, 2024 05:23pm
Alcohol is source of all evil, ban sale and consumption of alcohol all over the world.
Mujaddid Jun 19, 2024 05:33pm
Next time no driving without safety precaution please or else you will be arraigned again. Take good care of your self and the family too. Bye bye see you again and again .
Taj Ahmad Jun 19, 2024 09:30pm
Once you build good respect in your life, it takes one bad act and you lost all your respect and trust you built in all your life, please be careful in future.
Anonymouseee Jun 20, 2024 10:33am
And how is this news worthy?
Dr. Salaria, Aamir Ahmad Jun 20, 2024 01:43pm
DUI is an unforgiving crime in the U.S. and other countries of the world. As you sow, so shall you reap.
Sameen khan Jun 20, 2024 03:25pm
Not heard of designated driver? Or calling a taxi? Yeah one martini it was after that he forgot the count. Good work Cops not influenced by status of the offender. Punjab police are you watching?