Justin Timberlake arrested for ‘driving while intoxicated’

Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested near New York City for suspected drunk driving.

The 43-year-old was taken into custody following the incident on Tuesday morning local time in the upscale Hamptons district of Long Island.

He was released without bail following a court appearance where he was charged with drunk driving, ignoring a stop sign and failing to stay in his lane, entertainment website reported TMZ.

The site added: “Justin’s friends arrived at the scene and tried to convince the police officers to give him a chance, but they refused.”

The singer was accompanied to court by his lawyer. He was handcuffed and wearing a black shirt, jeans and Nike Air Force 1 basketball shoes. His wife Jessica Biel was not with him.

Neither Timberlake’s spokesperson nor local police have commented on the arrest so far.

It was reported by People The magazine reported that Timberlake had dinner at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, 100 miles east of New York.

The restaurant serves dishes such as roasted bone marrow and veal sweetbreads (offal), as well as three types of caviar.

The publication quoted a source as saying the star drove to a friend’s house after leaving the restaurant and was stopped there. “No one was hurt,” the person said.

Timberlake’s next court date has been set for July 26.

The Grammy winner is currently on tour with his Forget Tomorrow World Tour.

His last performance was in Miami on Saturday. He has two concerts planned in Chicago for Friday and Saturday and next week at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The SexyBack The singer has not commented on the incident on social media. His last post was on Sunday for Father’s Day, reported the New York Mostr.

“My 2 greatest gifts. I learn more about myself every day just because you both chose me as your daddy,” he wrote under two photos with his two sons Silas (9) and Phineas (3).

“I will always be there for you, no matter your ups or downs… to lift you up and show you how far you can go in life, and to catch you when you fall. And of course, I will pepper you with insufferable dad jokes the whole time. I love you both so much. Thank you for giving me my ultimate goal.”

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