Justin Timberlake arrested in the Hamptons on suspicion of drink driving, police say

Justin Timberlake has been arrested in New York. Credit: Sag Harbor Police Department

Justin Timberlake has been arrested on suspicion of drink driving in the Hamptons, in New York, police have said.

The American singer was arrested in the early hours of Tuesday in the wealthy village of Sag Harbor, Sag Harbor Village Police Department told ITV News.

A spokesperson confirmed he had been arrested for driving while intoxicated (DWI) - the American equivalent charge of drink driving.

An officer who stopped him described his eyes as being “bloodshot and glassy” and said a “strong odor of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from his breath”, according to a court document.

Police said his BMW was stopped after he failed to maintain his lane of travel and pause at a stop sign.

Timberlake was unable to pay attention, had slowed speach, was unsteady on his feet and "performed poorly on all standardised field sobriety tests", the document continued.

He is due to perform two shows in Chicago this week before a further pair of shows at New York's Madison Square Garden next week.

Timberlake has been arrested for drink driving. Credit: PA

He is also expected to travel to cities including Boston, Baltimore, and Cleveland for The Forget Tomorrow World Tour.

The European leg, which begins in Krakow, Poland, on Friday July 26, includes performances in Birmingham, Manchester and two dates at The O2, in London, this August.

The Grammy-winner, who first found fame as a member of boy band NSYNC, released his latest solo album, Everything I Thought It Was, in March.

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