Justin Timberlake Released from Custody Following DWI Arrest

Timberlake released from custody after DWI arrest and arraignment in Sag Harbor, NY

Justin Timberlake in New York City in June 2019. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JAMIE MCCARTHY/FILMMAGIC)
Justin Timberlake in New York City in June 2019. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, JAMIE MCCARTHY/FILMMAGIC)

Justin Timberlake, the 43-year-old “SexyBack” singer, has been released from police custody following his arrest for driving while intoxicated or impaired.

The incident took place on Long Island, New York, leading to his appearance in court on Tuesday, June 18. 

According to sources, Timberlake appeared at the Sag Harbor courthouse accompanied by his attorney and two other individuals.

He was seen handcuffed with his hands in front of him and wore a black bowling shirt, light jeans, and white and baby blue Air Force 1s. The handcuffs were removed following the arraignment.

The source mentioned that Timberlake seemed upset during the proceedings, and his wife, Jessica Biel, was not present.

TMZ reported that Timberlake was charged with one count of DWI and received citations for running a stop sign and failing to stay within his lane. His next court date is scheduled for July 26.

A representative for the Sag Harbor Police Department confirmed that Timberlake was in police custody on June 18 following his arrest. The police are expected to release an official statement regarding the incident.

Sag Harbor, N.Y., Municipal Building. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, RACHEL HUEY)
Sag Harbor, N.Y., Municipal Building. (PHOTO: VIA PEOPLE, RACHEL HUEY)

PEOPLE has reached out to Timberlake’s representative for a comment, but no response has been received so far.

The arrest occurred after Timberlake had dinner at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor. A source informed PEOPLE that upon leaving the restaurant, Timberlake was heading to a friend’s house when he was pulled over by the police. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident.

Timberlake is currently on his Forget Tomorrow World Tour, promoting his latest album, “Everything I Thought It Was.” His upcoming concerts are set for June 21 and 22 at Chicago’s United Center, followed by performances on June 25 and 26 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Earlier in the week, Timberlake celebrated Father’s Day by posting a heartfelt tribute to his sons, Silas, 9, and Phineas, 3½, on Instagram. He shares the boys with his wife, Jessica Biel. In his post, Timberlake referred to his sons as his “2 greatest gifts” and expressed gratitude for the purpose they have given him.

“I learn more about myself every day just because you both chose me to be your Daddy,” Timberlake wrote. “I will always be there for you through your peaks and valleys… to lift you up and show you how high you can take this life and to pick you up when you fall. And, of course, to flood you with insufferable Dad-jokes all along the way. I love you both so much.”


This arrest marks a challenging moment in Timberlake’s life, adding to the pressures of his ongoing world tour and his responsibilities as a father. His fans, while undoubtedly shocked by the news, will be looking to support him as he navigates this difficult period.

The details of Timberlake’s arrest have brought attention to the serious issue of driving while intoxicated, reminding the public of the potential dangers and legal consequences associated with such actions.

Timberlake’s high-profile status brings an added layer of scrutiny to the situation, as the media and public watch closely to see how the case unfolds.

As Timberlake prepares for his next court appearance in July, his legal team will likely work to address the charges against him. The outcomes of such cases can vary widely, depending on the specifics of the incident and the legal strategies employed.

In the meantime, Timberlake’s upcoming concerts will proceed as planned, and his team will be managing both his professional commitments and the ongoing legal situation. Fans attending the concerts will no doubt be eager to see how Timberlake addresses the incident, if at all, during his performances.

While Timberlake has not yet made a public statement regarding his arrest, his previous posts on social media and his public persona suggest that he will aim to handle the situation with the same sincerity and openness he has shown in other aspects of his life.

This incident serves as a reminder of the importance of responsible behavior and the potential consequences of actions that can put oneself and others at risk. As the story develops, it will be important to follow updates from credible sources to understand the full context and outcomes of Timberlake’s arrest and subsequent legal proceedings.

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