Justin Timberlake held on driving while intoxicated charge

Justin Timberlake held on driving while intoxicated charge

31 minutes agoBy Madeline Halpert, BBC News, New YorkGetty ImagesMr Timberlake was set to embark on a world tour

Singer Justin Timberlake has been arrested in New York and is expected to be formally charged shortly, court officials have told the BBC.

The pop star has been arrested on charges related to driving while intoxicated, the BBC’s US partner CBS News reported.

Timberlake was arrested in Sag Harbor, an affluent village in the Hamptons, a popular summer destination for celebrities on Long Island.

The BBC has contacted Sag Harbor police and Timberlake’s representatives for comment.

Timberlake, 43, was set to embark on a global tour of his sixth album, Everything I Thought It Was.

A former member of the popular boy band NSYNC, Timberlake is an actor, songwriter and one of the best-selling music artists in the world.

The pop star has spoken openly in the past about seeking help for excessive drinking.

Timberlake was scheduled to perform two shows in Chicago this weekend, followed by a show in New York’s Madison Square Garden next Tuesday.

The 10-time Grammy winner is also known for his roles in the films The Social Network and Friends With Benefits.

In the state of New York, charges of driving while intoxicated carries a penalty of up to a year in jail, a $1,000 (£786) fine and the suspension of a driver’s licence for at least six months.

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