Justin Timberlake Will “Vigorously” Defend DWI Allegations, Attorney Says

One day after Justin Timberlake was arrested and charged with DWI, his attorney Edward Burke Jr. is speaking out on behalf of the singer.

“I look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake on these allegations,” Burke said in a statement provided to Deadline. “I will have a lot to say at the appropriate time but am currently awaiting full discovery from the District Attorney’s office.”

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Police say Timberlake was pulled over Monday night in Sag Harbor, NY, after he ran through a stop sign and his 2025 BMW was weaving along the road.

He was arrested and charged with one felony count of DWI. He was released on his own recognizance following his arraignment in Sag Harbor Justice Court.

He is next scheduled to virtually appear in court on July 26, the same day he’s set to begin a two-night stand in Krakow, Poland as part of his upcoming world tour.

Sag Harbor Village Police Chief Robert Drake released a statement Tuesday following Timberlake’s arrest: “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. A traffic stop was initiated by a Police Officer from Sag Harbor Village Police Department and upon investigation it was determined that Mr. Timberlake was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition. Mr. Timberlake was placed under arrest, process, 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.”

The former singer with ’90s boy band NSYNC has two big solo shows in New York City next week: Timberlake plays Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, June 25 and Wednesday, June 26. He is set to play two shows in Chicago later this week, on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22.

Timberlake has launched a global tour to support his sixth album Everything I Thought It Was. The singer-actor has scored 10 Grammy Awards and has appeared in such notable films as The Social Network, Friends With Benefits and Inside Llewyn Davis.

Greg Evans contributed to this report.

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