Justin Timberlake arrested on DWI charge in the Hamptons

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Wednesday, June 19, 2024
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Joelle Garguilo has more on the charge against the pop star.

SAG HARBOR (WABC) -- Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested in the Hamptons on Long Island overnight after allegedly driving drunk.

Police charged the 43-year-old with driving while intoxicated in Sag Harbor. He was cited for running a stop sign and swerving into a lane of oncoming traffic just after 12:30 a.m.

Surveillance video shows captured Timberlake driving his car in Sag Harbor before the arrest.

Surveillance video captured Justin Timberlake driving his car in Sag Harbor shortly before his arrest for a DWI.

Timberlake was held overnight and arraigned at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on Tuesday morning. He was released on his own recognizance.

Authorities said they saw Timberlake driving a 2025 BMW on Madison Street when he failed to stop and failed to maintain his lane of travel. When police pulled him over they said Timberlake "was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition."

According to the criminal complaint, police determined Timberlake was driving drunk, had bloodshot, glassy eyes and "a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" emanating from his breath. He also had slowed speech, was unsteady on his feet and performed poorly on a field sobriety test, the complaint said.

Timberlake told the arresting officer he had only one drink, according to the criminal complaint. Court documents also note Timberlake refused to take a chemical test three times.

The singer was reportedly having dinner with friends at The American Hotel and was pulled over shortly after leaving.

He is currently on the road with his Forget Tomorrow World Tour. His next concert dates are in Chicago this weekend before heading back to New York for two shows next week at Madison Square Garden.

The singer is due back in court for a virtual hearing on July 26.

The star has not yet spoken out, but his attorney released the following statement, vowing to defend Timberlake:

"I look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake on these allegations. I will have a lot to say at the appropriate time but am currently awaiting full discovery from the District Attorney's office."

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