Singer Justin Timberlake Arrested for DWI on Long Island

UPDATE: Justin Timberlake was arraigned and released without bail. He has been charged with one count of DWI and cited for running a stop sign and failure to keep in his lane. His next court date is July 26. Timberlake is being represented by criminal defense lawyer Ed Burke, Jr.

Previsouly: Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday and accused of driving while intoxicated on New York’s Long Island, authorities said.

Timberlake is expected to be arraigned in Sag Harbor, on the eastern end of Long Island, according to a statement from the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, reports the Associated Press.

Sag Harbor is a coastal village in the Hamptons, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) from New York City. During the summer, it becomes a hotspot for wealthy visitors.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Timberlake appeared glassy-eyed, and they smelled alcohol on his breath. He reportedly failed the field sobriety test when asked to do a one-legged stand and a walk and turn.

Timberlake, who first gained fame as a Disney Mouseketeer alongside future girlfriend Britney Spears, rose to prominence in the popular boy band NSYNC before embarking on a solo recording career in 2002. As an actor, Timberlake has earned acclaim for his roles in movies such as “The Social Network” and “Friends With Benefits.”

Over his career, Timberlake has won ten Grammy Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Last year, Timberlake made headlines when Spears released her memoir, “The Woman in Me,” which included personal details about their relationship, including a pregnancy, abortion, and painful breakup. In March, Timberlake released his first new album in six years, “Everything I Thought It Was,” marking a return to his familiar future funk sound.

Timberlake has two upcoming shows in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, followed by performances at New York’s Madison Square Garden next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Source: Associated Press, TMZ

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