Bruce Springsteen Arrested 3 Months Ago for DWI and Reckless Driving
By Jackie Willis
Bruce Springsteen's arrest nearly three months ago is just coming to light. ET confirms with the National Park Service (NLS) that the 71-year-old singer was arrested in Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, on Nov. 14, 2020, and received three citations.
Springsteen was charged for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area, NLS spokesperson Brenda Ling tells ET. "Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process," Ling's statement notes.
According to TMZ, the "Born in the U.S.A." singer will have a court date within the next few weeks.
News of the rock star's DWI comes just a few days after he starred in a Super Bowl commercial for Jeep. In a statement given to ET, a Jeep spokesperson confirmed they pulled the singer's ad.
"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," the statement reads. "Its message of community and unity is as relevant as ever. As is the message that drinking and driving can never be condoned."
Springsteen is scheduled to appear at the Light of Day Foundation’s Winter Love Fest 2021 virtual concert on Feb. 13. ET has reached out to Springsteen's rep for comment.