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Pop star Justin Timberlake arrested in New York for driving under the influence

Timberlake’s eyes were “bloodshot and glassy,” police said.

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Pop star Justin Timberlake was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving in an upscale town east of New York City and spent the night in jail before being charged and released, local officials said Tuesday.

Timberlake, 43, known for hits including “SexyBack” and “Cry Me a River,” was taken into custody early Tuesday in Sag Harbor, part of the affluent Hamptons community.

“Justin Timberlake was arrested in Sag Harbor for driving under the influence,” the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office said in an emailed statement to AFP.

“He was arraigned in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released on his own recognizance,” the statement said, adding that Timberlake’s next court appearance would be a virtual appearance on July 26.

Sag Harbor police said in a statement that an officer stopped Timberlake shortly after midnight after seeing him drive his BMW through a stop sign and fail to stay on the right side of the road.

“Upon investigation, it was determined that Mr. Timberlake was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated state,” police said, confirming earlier media reports.

Timberlake’s eyes were “bloodshot and glassy” and he “performed poorly on all standard field sobriety tests,” CBS reported, citing court documents.

The singer-actor, who is currently on tour in support of his latest album, reportedly told police he “had one martini” and followed his friends home, the network said.

“Mr. Timberlake was arrested, processed and held overnight prior to his arraignment,” police said.

Timberlake rose to fame as a member of the boy band NSYNC before launching a solo career and eventually transitioning to acting. He has won ten Grammy Awards and four Emmy Awards.

He is married to actress Jessica Biel. The couple has two sons.

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