Young Police Officer Didn’t Know Justin Timberlake When Arresting Him For DWI: Report

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According to witnesses, the young police officer who arrested Justin Timberlake for allegedly driving while intoxicated did not recognize his name or know he was a celebrity.

Page Six reported that the 43-year-old Timberlake was with friends at the American Hotel in Sag Harbor on Monday night. The sources said the police were sitting outside where the pop star was having dinner. They said when he left the hotel, the officers “pulled out, and they pulled him over for a traffic violation.”

A source said Timberlake took a field sobriety test but refused the breathalyzer. “His friends were telling the police, ‘Let him go, let him go,’” the source said, per the outlet. 

The witness also relayed that the cop “was so young that he didn’t even know” who the former NSYNC band member was.

“He didn’t recognize him or his name,” the source said. Another witness claimed, “Justin said under his breath, ‘This is going to ruin the tour.’ The cop replied, ‘What tour?’ Justin said, ‘The world tour.’”

“He was a gentleman,” the second witness added, per Page Six. “He didn’t show any entitlement at all. He did refuse the tests, but that is his right.”

The 10-time Grammy Award winner was photographed leaving the police station alongside his legal representation on Tuesday morning. His mugshot has been making the rounds online. 


Surveillance footage shows Timberlake’s 2025 BMW driving down a deserted street near the American Hotel. The arrest report says Timberlake was stopped after a police officer noticed him ignoring a stop sign and “fail[ing] to keep on the right side of the roadway,” per People.

The officer reported that Timberlake’s “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 report also noted that Timberlake said, “I had one martini and I followed my friends home.”

The “Cry Me a River” singer was charged with one count of driving while intoxicated and was given citations for running a stop sign and failure to keep in lane.

The father of two, who is married to actress Jessica Biel, is due back in court on July 26 for a hearing, as The Daily Wire previously reported. Timberlake is slated to perform in Chicago this weekend and at Madison Square Garden in New York City next week as part of his Forget Tomorrow tour, which began in April.

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