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Justin Timberlake Arrested For DUI On Long Island

Photo: Michael Buckner/Billboard (Getty Images)
Photo: Michael Buckner/Billboard (Getty Images)

Musician, actor, and Audi A1 introducer Justin Timberlake was arrested on charges of driving while intoxicated last night in Sag Harbor, one of the towns that make up the Hamptons on Long Island, New York.

According to ABC News, Timberlake will be making a court appearance today regarding the charges. At this point, little else is known about the arrest, including the big question: What kind of car would Justin Timberlake be arrested in?

Statistically, BMWs have the highest rate of drunk driving. But would Timberlake really so quickly forsake the love shown by Audi all those years ago? Did receiving the first A1 mean so little, that he would turn tail to perhaps Audi’s biggest competitor?

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We’ll have to wait for more information to determine what Timberlake was driving — and whether he was, in fact, drinking — but it seems even the rich and famous can’t escape the long arm of New York law enforcement.

Timberlake has shows coming up in Chicago and New York, but it’s not like big-name celebrities drive themselves around from venue to venue. It’s still entirely possible he’ll make those dates. Don’t give up hope, ticketholders.

Update 6/18/2024 5:34 PM ET: Sag Harbor police have released a statement on Timberlake’s arrest, as obtained by Dateline:

Sag Harbor Police Chief Robert Drake said in a statement, “On June 18, 2024, at 12:37 AM, Justin R. Timberlake, age 43, of Tennessee, was observed operating a 2025 BMW southbound on Madison Street, failing to stop at a duly posted stop sign and failing to maintain his lane of travel. A traffic stop was initiated by a Police Officer from Sag Harbor Village Police Department and upon investigation it was determined that Mr. Timberlake was operating his vehicle in an intoxicated condition. Mr. Timberlake was placed under arrest, process, and held overnight for morning arraignment. Mr. Timberlake was arraigned at the Sag Harbor Village Justice Court on June 18, 2024, at 9:30 AM where he was released on his own recognizance.”

Timberlake’s mugshot was released alongside the statement. In it, the flash somehow narrows his pupils by covering the left and right edges, leading to some sort of narrowed Githyanki shape. It’s kind of a look, honestly. I’m jealous.

The most interesting fact out of the statement, though, has to be the fact that Timberlake was arrested in a 2025 BMW. I guess he forsook all that Audi history after all. How quickly the rich and powerful turn their backs on compatriots who were once so loyal.

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