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Justin Timberlake’s Lawyer Speaks Out Following Singer’s DWI Arrest

"He will have a lot to say," JT's attorney Edward Burke Jr. says.

Justin Timberlake attends the Los Angeles Premiere FYC Event for Hulu's "Candy" at El Capitan Theatre on May 09, 2022 in Los Angeles.

Justin Timberlake attends the Los Angeles Premiere FYC Event for Hulu's "Candy" at El Capitan Theatre on May 09, 2022 in Los Angeles.

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Justin Timberlake‘s lawyer has shared a statement following the pop star’s arrest for driving while intoxicated.

On Wednesday (June 19), the office of attorney Edward Burke Jr. spoke out about the incident, saying that he will “vigorously” defend the 43-year-old singer and actor.


“[We] look forward to vigorously defending Mr. Timberlake against these allegations. He will have a lot to say at the appropriate time. He is currently awaiting full discovery from the DA’s office,” Burke said in the statement, shared with TMZ.

Timberlake was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Sag Harbor, N.Y. on Monday night (June 17). He was arraigned on one count of “driving while intoxicated” the following day.

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According to a statement released by the Sag Harbor Police Department, a traffic stop was initiated after the SexyBack” singer “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.”

“It was ascertained that the defendant was operating said vehicle in an intoxicated condition in that his 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,” according to the police report filed by officer Michael Arkinson.

“I had one martini and I followed my friends home,” Arkinson also quoted the 10-time Grammy winner as saying in his report.

Timberlake’s next court hearing is scheduled for July 26, the same day he is scheduled to perform at Tauron Arena Krakow in Poland. He is currently on his Forget Tomorrow world tour.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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