Singer Justin Timberlake arrested for drunk driving in New York

Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested on Tuesday for driving while intoxicated on New York’s Long Island. 

According to a statement from the Suffolk County district attorney’s office, the singer was expected to be arraigned in Sag Harbor, on the eastern end of Long Island. 

Reportedly, Timberlake had been out for dinner with friends and was pulled over after leaving the group shortly after midnight. 

He has two upcoming shows in Chicago on Friday and Saturday.

Sag Harbor is a coastal village in the Hamptons, around 100 miles (160 kilometres) from New York City. In the summer, it is a hotspot for the rich. 

Sag Harbor police are yet to provide more details on the arrest. Timberlake’s DWI arrest came almost a year after the singer appeared in Oprah’s Master Class and addressed his engaging in what he described as excessive drinking at one point in his career, said reports. 

A young Timberlake was a Disney Mouseketeer, where his castmates included future girlfriend Britney Spears. He rose to fame in the popular boy band NSYNC and embarked on a solo recording career in 2002. The singer, referred to as the ‘Prince of Pop’ is married to actress Jessica Biel.

As an actor, Timberlake has won acclaim in movies including “The Social Network” and “Friends With Benefits”.

He has won 10 Grammy awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Timberlake has two upcoming shows in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, then is scheduled for New York’s Madison Square Garden next week on Tuesday and Wednesday.

(With agencies inputs)