The New York Post reports that Bruce Springsteen was riding his motorcycle when he was recognized by fans and asked to pull over and take a photo. One of them offered him a shot of tequila, which he accepted. Cops observed this and as soon as he pulled away he was pulled over.
The arrest took place at the Gateway National Recreation Area on Sandy Hook, a federal park that overlooks New York Harbor. He was issued citations for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area.
Because the arrest took place in a federal park, the case will be heard in federal court and will be handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark.
Springsteen is due to appear before Judge Anthony Mautone via video conference later this month.
According to the state's municipal records, Springsteen has no prior DWIs, traffic or parking tickets or other charges.
Following Wednesday's news, Jeep removed Springsteen's Super Bowl commercial from their socials, and issued the following 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.”
The commercial is still up on Springsteen's website and socials.
Springsteen or his spokeswoman have yet to comment.
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