Bruce Springsteen was arrested on DWI charges in November at New Jersey's Gateway National Recreation Area, the National Park Service confirmed to NBC. The 71-year-old was also cited for reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area.

"On Nov. 14, 2020, Bruce Springsteen was arrested in Gateway National Recreation Area and received three citations: DWI, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area," according to a statement from the Sandy Hook, N.J.-based park to Fox. Still unknown is why the news went unreported for months. Springsteen's representatives have not yet responded.

He was featured in a Super Bowl spot over the weekend for Jeep, calling on all Americans to "reunite" after a division era. The two-minute spot, which Springsteen filmed with Western Stars producer Ron Aniello, marked his first-ever commercial partnership.

"We just have to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground,” says Springsteen, whose personal 1980 Jeep CJ-5 appears in the TV ad. "Our light has always found its way through the darkness – and there's hope on the road up ahead.”

Springsteen earlier appeared during the prime-time Celebrating America special on Inauguration Day, sharing a similar message while performing "Land of Hope and Dreams" from 2012's Wrecking Ball.

He's reportedly expected to appear in a New Jersey court within the next few weeks. A Park Service spokeswoman told NBC that Springsteen was "cooperative throughout the process."

 

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