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    Justin Timberlake’s attorney speaks out after DWI arrest

    By Christine Samra,

    27 days ago

    ( KTLA ) — Justin Timberlake’s lawyer is speaking out after the singer was charged with a DWI in New York on Tuesday morning

    In a statement to Nexstar’s KTLA, attorney Edward Burke Jr. said he looks “forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake on these allegations.”

    “I will have a lot to say at the appropriate time but am currently awaiting full discovery from the District Attorney’s office,” he added.

    Singer Justin Timberlake arrested, accused of DWI in New York

    Timberlake was arrested and charged shortly after 12:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday for allegedly driving while intoxicated in Sag Harbor, New York. Police say he ran a stop sign and veered out of his lane.

    “His eyes were bloodshot and glassy, a strong odor 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,” the court papers read.
    Justin Timberlake was arrested and charged with a DWI in Sag Harbor, New York on June 18, 2024. (Photo: Sag Habor Police Department)

    Timberlake, 43, told the officer he had one martini and was following some friends home, according to the documents. He was reportedly headed to the home after dining at the American Hotel, a hot spot in the area.

    After being arrested and taken to a police station in nearby East Hampton, he refused a breath test, said the court papers, which listed his occupation as “professional” after he said he was “self-employed.”

    The “Suit & Tie” singer appeared in court hours later, where he was arraigned and released without bond. Timberlake was charged with a driving-while-intoxicated misdemeanor.

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    The Suffolk County District Attorney’s office said Timberlake’s next court date is July 26. However, he won’t be required to appear in person. That works out for the singer’s schedule as he’s currently on tour.

    Timberlake kicked off his The Forget Tomorrow World Tour in April.

    His arrest comes days before he’s set to hit the stage of Chicago’s United Center on June 21 and 22. He’ll be back in New York for tour dates on June 25 and 26.

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