Justin Timberlake's ultimate celebrity indignity: Officer who arrested former boyband star for drink driving through plush New York State resort town had NO idea who he was – as full details of the incident are revealed

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  • Timberlake, 43, was arrested in connection with drunken driving on Tuesday in Sag Harbor, New York
  • He referenced his ongoing The Forget Tomorrow World Tour during the arrest
  • READ MORE:  Jessica Biel IGNORES husband’s arrest drama on set in NYC 

The arresting officer in Justin Timberlake’s drunken driving arrest had no idea who the A-lister was at the time he took him into custody in Sag Harbor, New York early Tuesday.

The police officer ‘was so young that he didn’t even know’ who Timberlake was’ and ‘didn’t recognize him or his name,’ a source told Page Six on Tuesday.

The Grammy-winning artist, 43, referenced his ongoing The Forget Tomorrow World Tour during the arrest, a separate source told the outlet.

‘Justin said under his breath, “This is going to ruin the tour,”‘ the source said. ‘The cop replied, “What tour?” Justin said, “The world tour.”‘

Timberlake was charged early Tuesday with drunken driving in a village in New York’s Hamptons, after police said he ran a stop sign and veered out of his lane in the posh seaside summer retreat.

The arresting officer in Justin Timberlake's drunken driving had no idea who the A-lister was at the time he took him into custody in Sag Harbor, New York early Tuesday. The singer, 43, was pictured in his mug shot in the wake of his arrest

The arresting officer in Justin Timberlake’s drunken driving had no idea who the A-lister was at the time he took him into custody in Sag Harbor, New York early Tuesday. The singer, 43, was pictured in his mug shot in the wake of his arrest 

Timberlake, who was pictured in handcuffs at one point , was released without bond later Tuesday morning after being arraigned in Sag Harbor

Timberlake, who was pictured in handcuffs at one point , was released without bond later Tuesday morning after being arraigned in Sag Harbor 

The boy band singer-turned-solo star and actor was driving a 2025 BMW in Sag Harbor around 12:30 a.m. when an officer stopped him and determined he was intoxicated, according to a court document reviewed by the AP.

‘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,’ the court papers said.

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Timberlake told the officer he had one martini and was following some friends home, according to the documents. 

After being arrested and taken to a police station in nearby East Hampton, he refused a breath test, said the court papers, which listed his occupation as ‘professional’ and said he’s ‘self-employed.’

Timberlake, who was pictured in handcuffs at one point, was released without bond later Tuesday morning after being arraigned in Sag Harbor. He was charged with a driving-while-intoxicated misdemeanor, and his next court date was scheduled for July 26, the Suffolk County district attorney´s office said. 

A young Timberlake began performing as a Disney Mouseketeer, where his castmates included future girlfriend Britney Spears (he’s now married to actress Jessica Biel). He rose to fame in the behemoth boy band NSYNC, embarked on a solo recording career in 2002 and was one of pop´s most influential figures in the early 2000s.

Fluent in the inflections of pop and R&B, he’s known for such Grammy-winning hits as Cry Me A River, SexyBack, What Goes Around…Comes Around and Can´t Stop The Feeling! 

He has performed at Super Bowl halftime shows multiple times, including the infamous 2004 ‘wardrobe malfunction’ moment when he ripped off a piece of Janet Jackson´s clothing and revealed her bare nipple.

The police officer 'was so young that he didn't even know' who Timberlake was' and 'didn't recognize him or his name,' a source told Page Six on Tuesday

The police officer ‘was so young that he didn’t even know’ who Timberlake was’ and ‘didn’t recognize him or his name,’ a source told Page Six on Tuesday 

A squad car sits parked outside the Sag Harbor Police Headquarters on Tuesday in the wake of the musical artist's arrest

A squad car sits parked outside the Sag Harbor Police Headquarters on Tuesday in the wake of the musical artist’s arrest 

Sag Harbor is nestled amid the Hamptons, around 100 miles east of New York City 

The episode led to Jackson´s exclusion from the Grammy telecast a week later. She said in a 2022 documentary that what happened was an accident and that she and Timberlake remained good friends.

Timberlake also built an acting career, garnering acclaim in movies including The Social Network and Friends With Benefits and winning four Primetime Emmy Awards.

In March, he released his first new album in six years, the nostalgic Everything I Thought It Was, a return to his familiar future funk sound. His previous release was the 2018 record Man of the Woods. 

Timberlake has two upcoming shows in Chicago on Friday and Saturday, then is scheduled for New York’s Madison Square Garden on June 25 and 26.

Sag Harbor, a onetime whaling village mentioned in Herman Melville´s classic novel Moby-Dick, is nestled amid the Hamptons, around 100 miles (160 kilometers) east of New York City. The Hamptons have long been a hot spot for the rich and famous, and various stars and otherwise prominent people have had brushes with the law there.