EntertainmentJustin Timberlake's DUI arrest clouds upcoming tour and legal battle

Justin Timberlake's DUI arrest clouds upcoming tour and legal battle

Behind the Scenes of Justin Timberlake's Arrest
Behind the Scenes of Justin Timberlake's Arrest
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19 June 2024 13:46, updated: 19 June 2024 14:04

The arrest of Justin Timberlake for driving under the influence of alcohol caused quite a stir. Now, the media reports how the singer was detained by the police. The 43-year-old did not want to undergo a sobriety test and declared that he "had one martini." A recording from that fateful night is circulating online.

It is no secret that celebrities often find themselves on the wrong side of the law. The emotions following Nicki Minaj's legal troubles had barely cooled down, and the showbiz world was already electrified by the news of another celebrity arrest, this time Justin Timberlake's.

According to one tabloid, Justin Timberlake was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. A source for the TZM service reported that the 43-year-old singer had dinner with friends at a hotel in Sag Harbor, New York, on Monday evening and got behind the wheel shortly after midnight. Media reports indicate that the singer is now free but faces a trial supposedly scheduled for the 26th of July.

Video of Justin Timberlake’s night ride leaked online

New details about the incident involving the artist are constantly emerging online. The "CNN" portal, citing a statement issued by the Sag Harbor police, reported that Justin Timberlake "allegedly failed to stop at a stop sign and failed to maintain in his lane of travel". After being stopped, he also refused a breathalyser test. According to the "DailyMail," the 43-year-old claimed during his arrest that he "had one martini." Meanwhile, the "TZM" portal found that the singer's friends tried to convince the police officers to let him go. However, this did not happen...

A photo of Justin Timberlake taken right after his arrest also appeared online. In the mentioned photograph, we can see the artist with a stone face and glassy eyes. The police officer described in court records that "His eyes were bloodshot and glassy, a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from his breath, he was unable to divide attention, he had slowed speech, he was unsteady afoot and he performed poorly on all standardized field sobriety tests."

The car in which Timberlake was allegedly driving on the night of the arrest
The car in which Timberlake was allegedly driving on the night of the arrest© X
Justin Timberlake photo from the Police
Justin Timberlake photo from the Police© East News
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake© Getty Images
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake© Getty Images
Justin Timberlake
Justin Timberlake© Getty Images
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