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Justin Timberlake was arrested in New York

For DWI, Justin Timberlake was arrested in New York

Variety has confirmed that Justin Timberlake was taken into custody early on Tuesday in Sag Harbor, on the Long Island of New York. The 43-year-old musician was charged with one count of driving while drunk on Tuesday morning. Following his arraignment, he was freed without posting bail.

According to Ed Burke, his attorney, “the charge was a single count because he refused the breath test,” Us Weekly was informed. In addition, Mr. Timberlake was given two more court penalties for running a stop sign and failing to stay in the designated lane of traffic. Variety’s requests for additional comments were not immediately answered by Burke or any of Timberlake’s representatives.

Timberlake has a gig in Poland on July 26, which could interfere with his tour itinerary. It’s unclear if a lawyer could represent him in court. A court hearing is set for July 26.

It seems that this is Timberlake’s first arrest.

“On June 18, 2024, at 12:37 AM, Justin R. Timberlake, age 43, of Tennessee, was observed operating a 2025 BMW southbound on Madison Street, failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign and failing to maintain his lane of travel,” according to a statement from the Sag Harbor Police Department. After a police officer from the Sag Harbor Village Police Department began a traffic stop, it was discovered through investigation that Mr. Timberlake was driving while drunk.

“Mr. Timberlake was placed under arrest, processed, and held overnight for morning arraignment,” the statement continues. “Mr. Timberlake was arraigned at the Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on June 18, 2024, at 9:30 AM where he was released on his own recognizance.”

Presently, Timberlake is touring the world in promotion of his most recent album, “Everything I Thought It Was,” which was released in March. The tour is called “Forget Tomorrow.” His next scheduled performances are for this Friday and Saturday in Chicago’s United Center, followed by two more at Madison Square Garden in New York the following week. The tour’s North American leg runs until July 9 in Kentucky. After that, it will travel to Europe from late July through September and then back to North America in October, with a final date of December 20 in Kansas City.

The album, which is Timberlake’s first since his negatively reviewed 2018 album “Man of the Woods,” earned mediocre reviews from critics and consumers alike, but the tour has received incredible praise. Even though Timberlake’s popularity has somewhat declined since its peak in the late 2000s and early 2010s, partly because of his alleged harsh treatment of Britney Spears during their relationship and his acceptance of Janet Jackson’s guilt for the infamous “wardrobe malfunction” during their 2004 Super Bowl Halftime show performance, Timberlake is still one of the biggest pop stars in the world.

Variety’s Steven J. Horowitz described Justin Timberlake as a “pure showman, educated in the school of boyband philosophy where precision is key” following a performance at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles. “At 43 years old, Timberlake hits every cue and note with intent and purpose, remaining as precise and sharp as he has been for the entirety of his career. He recently released his sixth solo album, “Everything I Thought It Was,” an expansive work that frequently resorted to musical cliches and former glories, in addition to the barrage of headlines that have hounded his reputation in recent years.

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