It’s come to light that on November 14th, Bruce Springsteen was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. TMZ first broke the news of the rocker’s arrest in Sandy Hook, New Jersey’s Gateway National Recreation Area, with National Park Service spokeswoman Brenda Ling telling The Hollywood Reporter, “The Boss” was “charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area.” She added Springsteen was “cooperative throughout the process.”
According to a source that spoke to APP.com, “Springsteen’s blood-alcohol content was 0.02 — just a quarter of New Jersey’s legal limit — when he was arrested. . . The legal threshold indicating intoxication for driving purposes in New Jersey is .08, which calls into question why Springsteen was even charged with driving while intoxicated.”
In the aftermath of the arrest, Springsteen’s new Superbowl ad for Jeep has been pulled off the company’s YouTube page and Twitter feed — although it’s still available on Springsteen’s Twitter account.
A Jeep spokesperson said in a statement:
It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate. But it’s also right that we pause our Big Game commercial until the actual facts can be established. Its message of community and unity is as relevant as ever. As is the message that drinking and driving can never be condoned.
There’s been no statement from Springsteen’s publicist.
INTERNET COMMENTS via RollingStone.com – agree or disagree???
MilleFeuille wrote: “Why in the world would he do this ad, even if for charity funding, when this Nov 2020 federal charge was surely going to be revealed?!”
RedBottle Opener wrote: “Jeeps (sic) seeks additional headlines…the reported contract was for single use only. Jeep can’t pull what’s already been pushed.”
Rock Singer wrote: “Bruce is a man of huge wealth and can afford to hire a limo or whatever to cart him around anywhere he might want to go – Since no one was hurt except his ego it sounds like he’ll be getting community service – We can only hope that it will help others from making the same mistake.”
FartFartsAlot wrote: “It certainly won’t affect tour sales either. He’s not going to lose fans over this…”
msdemos wrote: “LOVE The Boss……but could this just possibly be a case of KARMA biting him in the ass for ‘selling out’??”
CHECK IT OUT: Bruce Springsteen’s 1982 track, “State Trooper”: