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Justin Timberlake arrested, charged with drunk driving

Agence France-Presse

CEBU, Philippines — Pop star Justin Timberlake was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in a chic town east of New York City, and spent the night in jail before being arraigned and released, local officials said.

The 43-year-old, known for such hits as “SexyBack” and “Cry Me a River,” was taken into custody in Sag Harbor, part of the affluent Hamptons community, in the early hours yesterday.

Sag Harbor police said in a statement that a police officer pulled Timberlake over shortly after midnight after seeing him driving his BMW through a stop sign and failing to stay on the right side of the road.

Timberlake’s eyes were “bloodshot and glassy,” and he “performed poorly on all standard field sobriety tests,” CBS reported, citing court documents.

The singer-actor, who is currently on tour in support of his latest album, reportedly told police he “had one martini” and was following his friends home, the network said.

“Mr. Timberlake was placed under arrest, processed, and held overnight for morning arraignment,” police said.

Timberlake shot to stardom as a member of the boy band NSYNC before launching a solo career and eventually making the transition to acting. He has won 10 Grammy awards and four Emmy awards. He is married to actress Jessica Biel with whom he has two sons.

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