Justin Timberlake's Arresting Officer Reportedly Didn't Know Who He Was — and the Internet Can't Stop Laughing

The police officer who recently arrested Justin Timberlake for driving while intoxicated reportedly didn't know who the Grammy winner was —and the internet can't stop laughing

Published Time: 20.06.2024 - 19:31:09 Modified Time: 20.06.2024 - 19:31:09

The police officer who recently arrested Justin Timberlake for driving while intoxicated reportedly didn't know who the Grammy winner was —and the internet can't stop laughing.

Shortly after Timberlake, 43, was pulled over and arrested on Long Island, New York, after leaving The American Hotel in Sag Harbor on June 18, the New York Post's Page Six reported that the cop wasn't aware of his fame or occupation.

"The cop didn’t know who he was at first," a source reportedly told the outlet. "Justin said under his breath, ‘This is going to ruin the tour.’ The cop replied, ‘What tour?’ Justin said, ‘The world tour.'”

The source quotes sent social media into a frenzy, with many users finding humor the *NSYNC member allegedly assuming officials would be aware of his ongoing Forget Tomorrow World Tour.

"i already feel like 'this is going to ruin the tour. the world tour' is gonna enter my vocabulary for the next six months," wrote one X (formerly Twitter) user.

"Gonna start saying 'this is going to ruin the tour' as a response to every slight inconvenience in my life," said another person on the platform.

"'This is going to ruin the tour,' I whisper when my PTO request gets denied," read a viral X post with more than 121,000 likes.

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n the morning on June 18 after he was "hanging out with friends" at the establishment, a source told PEOPLE at the time. "Nobody was hurt," added the insider.

Timberlake was charged with one count of DWI and two citations — one for running a stop sign and one for failure to keep in lane.

According tohis arrest reportobtained by PEOPLE, the hitmaker told authorities, "I had one martini and I followed my friends home."

After an officer initiated a traffic stop, they noted that Timberlake's "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," per the arrest report.

The following day, attorney Edward Burke Jr. released a statement obtained by PEOPLE, saying, "Mr. Burke looks 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."

Timberlake has not yet spoken publicly about his arrest. He hastwo stops scheduled in Chicago on June 21 and June 22 amid his world tour, and two scheduled in N.Y.C. on June 25 and June 26.

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