Justin Timberlake’s mugshot released after his arrest

Justin Timberlake’s mugshot has been released after he was charged with drink-driving.

The SexyBack singer had been in Long Island, New York state, reportedly having dinner with friends, before he left a restaurant and was pulled over by police, who arrested him.

Sag Harbor Police chief Robert Drake said in a statement Timberlake had failed to stop at a stop sign and could not stay in his lane while driving a 2025 BMW at 12.37am on Tuesday.

Court documents filed added the former boy band star’s eyes were “bloodshot and glassy” when he was pulled over by police.

It then said: “A strong odour of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from his breath, he was unable to divide attention, he had slowed speech, he was unsteady afoot and he performed poorly on all standardized field sobriety tests.”

Timberlake also told officers he had one martini and was following some friends home, and refused to take a breath test after being arrested and taken to a police station in nearby East Hampton.

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The 43-year-old was arraigned later on Tuesday in Sag Harbor, at the eastern end of Long Island, and then released, according to a statement from the Suffolk County district attorney’s office.

His next court date is scheduled for July 26.

Timberlake’s representatives did not immediately return requests for comment.

Sag Harbor is a coastal village in the Hamptons, around 100 miles (160km) from New York City. In the summer, it is a hotspot for wealthy visitors.

Timberlake was scheduled to appear in Chicago for two dates this week before two further shows at New York’s Madison Square Garden next week.

Later dates on his The Forget Tomorrow World Tour include Boston, Baltimore, and Cleveland.

He arrives in Europe later in the summer, starting in Krakow, Poland, on 26 July, and will move on to Birmingham, Manchester and London in August.

He released his latest solo album, Everything I Thought It Was, in March.

A young Timberlake was a Disney Mouseketeer, when his castmates included future girlfriend Britney Spears.

Image: Singer Britney Spears and then boyfriend, Timberlake, in 2002. Pic: Reuters

He rose to fame in the popular boy band NSYNC and embarked on a solo recording career in 2002.

As an actor, Timberlake has won acclaim in movies including The Social Network and Friends With Benefits.

He has won 10 Grammy awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Last year, Timberlake was in the headlines when Spears released her memoir, The Woman In Me.

Several chapters are devoted to their relationship, including deeply personal details about a pregnancy, abortion and painful breakup.

Source : Sky News