Justin Timberlake refused to take a breath test three times when he was arrested for drunk driving

Justin Timberlakethe former boy band member become a solo artist and actorsrefused to have his alcohol level tested multiple times during the arrest for a drunk driving incident Tuesday, police records show. However, he took a field sobriety test and police said he failed.

As previously reported, the 43-year-old star has most recently in the news because his role at ex-girlfriend by Britney Spears 2023 memoir, was arrested at 12:37 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 in Sag Harbor, New York, a hamlet in the state’s Hamptons. According to police, Timberlake was stopped by officers after they said they observed a person driving a gray 2025 BMW failing to recognize a stop sign and then swerving between lanes. Only after the car was stopped did police discover that the driver was Timberlake. New York Times report.

According to came a tweet by CNN reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister, police say that after Timberlake was stopped, he refused to take a breath test — which estimates the level of intoxication by measuring the amount of alcohol in a person’s breath — three times. Justin Timberlake’s lawyer, Ed Burke, confirmed that detail ARRIVE Us weeklysaying he “refused to take a breath test” while in custody.

By statement, Burke told Trang Sau that he is “looking forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake against these allegations. He will have a lot to say when the time is right. He is currently awaiting a full discovery by the DA’s office.” (Vanity fair Timberlake’s representatives were contacted for comment but did not receive a response by the time of publication.)

According to Timberlake’s arrest report, filed by police in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on Tuesday, the officer who pulled Timberlake over said he had “bloodshot and glassy” eyes and a strong odor. alcohol. During field sobriety tests, which included “walking in a straight line and standing on one leg,” Timberlake “performed very poorly,” police said.

Timberlake “spoke slowly, walked unsteadily and performed poorly on all standard field sobriety tests,” Wagmeister said, citing the arrest report.

But Timberlake reportedly said he only had one drink before his run-in with the law, telling police, “I had one martini and followed my friends home.” Surveillance video of what is believed to be Timberlake’s car just before the incident shared by CNNand did not describe any obvious deterioration.

Julian Ramirezfood and beverage director of the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, told NYT that Timberlake may have drank that fateful martini at his business. The restaurant closes at 10 p.m. and boasts a bar that’s open after dining hours end. Hotelier Ted Conklin told TMZ Timberlake was a “great guest and a nice guy” and said he was not over-served during his time at the venue.

After his arrest, Timberlake was held overnight, then appeared in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court for a 9:30 a.m. court appearance on one count of driving while intoxicated and two traffic violations. He was released without bail, and the next hearing in the case—which Timberlake is not required to attend—will be held on July 26.


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