Justin Timberlake Charged With Driving While Intoxicated

19 June 2024 | 8:49 am | Mary Varvaris

Timberlake was arraigned and released without bond. He will face court on Friday, 26 July.

Justin Timberlake in Brisbane

Justin Timberlake in Brisbane (Credit: Markus Ravik)

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Justin Timberlake has been charged with driving while intoxicated after a police officer in the Hamptons pulled him up on Tuesday (18 June).

At around 12:30 am on Tuesday, a police officer said the singer allegedly ran a stop sign and veered out of his lane. Timberlake was driving a 2025 BMW in Sag Harbor, the Hamptons when he was stopped by police.

Timberlake said he “had one martini, and I followed my friends home,” per the court documents (via The Associated Press).

In the court papers, it’s alleged that Timberlake’s eyes were “bloodshot and glassy” and there was a “strong odor [sic] of an alcoholic beverage emanating from his breath.”

The court documents continued, “he was unable to divide attention, he had slowed speech, he was unsteady afoot, and he performed poorly on all standardized [sic] field sobriety tests.”

Timberlake was arrested and taken to a police station in East Hampton, where he reportedly refused to undertake a breathalyser test.

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Later on Tuesday, Timberlake was arraigned and released without bond. He’s been charged with driving while intoxicated and will face court on Friday, 26 July.

Earlier this year, Timberlake released the follow-up to 2018’s Man Of The Woods, Everything I Thought It Was. Reuniting with longtime collaborator Timbaland and working with Calvin Harris, Ryan Tedder and more, the album debuted at #23 in Australia.

In an interview with Variety last year, Timbaland revealed that Timberlake’s new album would echo 2006’s FutureSex/LoveSounds.

"We just finished up, and everything sounds great. Now it's really on him how and when he envisions it to come out, but it's done, and it's coming," Timbaland said.

After producing the 2002 smash hit single, Cry Me A River, Timbaland produced Timberlake’s subsequent works, 2006's FutureSex/LoveSounds and 2013's The 20/20 Experience.

He continued, "It's fun Justin - it's like FutureSex/LoveSounds but nothing too heavy, just giving you what you expect from us. 

"Music is a young sport - of course, we've both seen a lot of life, but you have to bring out the 13-year-old kid again, you know? We had songs that maybe were too complicated, so we said we want it to feel like FutureSex part two, so we did songs that will fit that.”