Bruce Springsteen Charged With DWI at New Jersey Recreation Area
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."