Justin Timberlake arrested on drunk-driving charges

Pop star Justin Timberlake has been arrested and charged with drunk-driving in New York state and subsequently released from police custody.

Timberlake was arrested on Long Island in the town of Sag Harbor on Tuesday morning, according to a statement from the local district attorney's office.

The 43-year-old was arraigned in Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released, the statement said. His next court date will be a virtual appearance on July 26, the statement said.

According to court documents, police spotted Timberlake driving a 2025 grey BMW shortly after midnight. The documents said he failed to stop at a stop sign and twice failed to keep to the right side of the road.

When stopped by police, Timberlake's eyes "were bloodshot and glassy, a strong odour of an alcoholic beverage was emanating from his breath, he was unable to divide attention, he was unsteady afoot and performed poorly on all standardised field sobriety tests," the documents said.

Representatives for Timberlake did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

The singer's lawyer, Ed Burke, told Us Weekly the charge was a single count because he refused the breath test.

"Mr. Timberlake was also charged with two other court citations, running a stop sign and not travelling in the correct traffic lane," Burke told the outlet.

People magazine reported Timberlake was taken into custody after he left a dinner at the American Hotel.

Timberlake rose to fame as a member of 1990s boy band 'N Sync before starting a solo career. His hits include Can't Stop The Feeling!, Suit & Tie and SexyBack.

The singer is in the middle of his Everything I Thought It Was tour. He has two concerts scheduled in Chicago this weekend and two shows in New York City next week.