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Justin Timberlake Drink-Drive Arrest

Justin Timberlake, the pop singer and former NSYNC star, has found himself in the headlines for all the wrong reasons after a recent drink-driving incident in The Hamptons. The 43-year-old singer was arrested in the early hours of June 18, 2024, for driving while intoxicated, marking a significant public relations setback for the celebrated artist.

The arresting officer, reportedly too young to recognize Timberlake or his name, noted that Timberlake failed to maintain his lane and did not stop at a posted stop sign. The incident occurred just after 12:30 am, and the singer was driving a 2025 BMW southbound on Madison Street. After being pulled over, Timberlake allegedly muttered, “This is going to ruin the tour,” to which the officer, unaware of his identity, responded, “What tour?”

Following the traffic stop, Timberlake was subjected to field sobriety tests, which he reportedly failed. He also refused to take a chemical breathalyzer test. The Sag Harbor Village Police Department confirmed his arrest in a statement, citing his failure to stop at a stop sign and maintain his lane of travel. Timberlake was processed and held overnight, only to be released on his own recognizance the following morning.

The police department later circulated his mug shot, showing a solemn Timberlake ahead of his court appearance. This arrest comes at a particularly inopportune time for Timberlake, who is currently on a world tour. It remains uncertain how this legal hiccup will impact his tour schedule, with his next performance slated for June 21 in Chicago.

The arrest quickly sparked reactions online, with fans and critics weighing in. Notably, comedian Ricky Gervais took to Twitter to poke fun at Timberlake, referencing the incident with a cheeky remark about sending him a bottle of vodka. Gervais’s joke received mixed reactions, with some finding it humorous and others deeming it too soon.

Adding another layer to the drama, fans of Britney Spears, Timberlake’s ex-girlfriend, rallied to get her 2011 track “Criminal” back on the charts, with the song climbing to No. 68 on the iTunes Pop Chart. Spears herself shared a cryptic Instagram post featuring a cocktail glass, captioned, “It’s the little things you know.”

This arrest isn’t Timberlake’s first public scandal. In recent years, his reputation has been marred by personal controversies, including allegations of infidelity and the fallout from Spears’s memoir, The Woman in Me, which accused Timberlake of multiple infidelities during their relationship.

As Timberlake navigates this latest controversy, it serves as a stark reminder of the pressures and pitfalls of fame. His next court date is set for July 26, and the world will be watching to see how this incident unfolds and whether Timberlake can rebound from yet another public setback.

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