He may be a musical god and a hero to many, but even Bruce Springsteen is fallible.
Yesterday, news broke that The Boss was arrested last November 14th on a DWI charge (Driving While Intoxicated) in the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. The full span of the charges were driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area.
A spokesperson for the park told the New York Times that the 71-year-old musician "was cooperative throughout the process.”
When breathalysed, his blood alcohol limit was 0.02 - just a quarter of the legal limit - so it's not clear what caused police to pull him over.
Springsteen has yet to comment on the matter himself, but it has already had repercussions: Jeep have pulled their 'The Middle' ad with him - which only debuted at last Sunday's Super Bowl - in the wake of the news. “It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate,” they said. “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.”
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— Bruce Springsteen (@springsteen) February 8, 2021