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Justin Timberlake Officially Charged With DWI, Released From Custody

Justin Timberlake Appears in Court Following DWI-Related Charges
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Justin Timberlake appeared in court after being arrested on DWI-related charges.

Timberlake, 43, was arraigned on Tuesday, June 18, and released without bail. He was charged with one count of driving while intoxicated.

“The charge was a single count because he refused the breath test,” his lawyer, Ed Burke, tells Us. “Mr. Timberlake was also charged with two other court citations, running a stop sign and not traveling in the correct traffic lane.”

A court date is scheduled for July 26. Burke would not elaborate further on specifics of the case or what led to Timberlake’s arrest.

Us Weekly confirmed on Tuesday that Timberlake was arrested for a DWI in the Hamptons. “On June 18, 2024, at 12:37 AM, Justin R. Timberlake, age 43, of Tennessee, was observed operating a 2025 BMW southbound on Madison Street, failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign and failing to maintain his lane of travel,” read a statement from the Sag Harbor Police Department. “A traffic stop was initiated by a Police Officer from the Sag Harbor Village Police Department and upon investigation it was determined that Mr. Timberlake was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition.”

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The statement continued, “Mr. Timberlake was placed under arrest, processed, and held overnight for morning arraignment. Mr. Timberlake was arraigned at the Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on June 18, 2024, at 9:30 AM where he was released on his own recognizance.”

Timberlake has been on his Forget Tomorrow World Tour since April, kicking off the run of shows in Canada before traveling through the U.S. Days before his arrest, Timberlake performed in Miami, and he’s slated to hit the stage in Chicago on Friday, June 21, and Saturday, June 22. He’ll return to New York City the following week for two shows at Madison Square Garden.

Timberlake has weathered his fair share of controversies over the years. In 2019, Timberlake made headlines while filming the movie Palmer in New Orleans. He was photographed getting cozy with costar Alisha Wainwright, subsequently apologizing for his “lapse in judgment.”

“I drank way too much that night and I regret my behavior. I should have known better. This is not the example I want to set for my son,” he wrote in a statement shared via Instagram at the time. (Timberlake and wife Jessica Biel share sons Silas, 9, and Phineas, 3.)

Timberlake addressed Biel, 42, directly in his message, writing, “I apologize to my amazing wife and family for putting them through such an embarrassing situation, and I am focused on being the best husband and father I can be. This was not that.”

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A second source told Us in February that Biel was “betrayed and devastated” following the Palmer incident, but a third insider noted that the actress “believes in” her husband, adding, “They’re thriving as a couple.”

Biel supported Timberlake at several shows along the tour, bringing Silas and Phineas on the road. In May, she got candid about navigating marriage amid her and Timberlake’s busy schedules.

“It’s constantly trying to find the balance, trying to find the time,” she explained on The View, calling the couple’s relationship a “work in progress.”

Biel did not immediately address her husband’s arrest. She was spotted filming the upcoming series The Better Sister with costars Corey Stoll and Elizabeth Banks in NYC on Monday. (Biel and Banks, 50, are also serving as executive producers on the Prime Video thriller.)

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