Springsteen Faces Drunken Driving Charges in New Jersey
Months before he appeared in his first Super Bowl commercial, a white jeep featured in an advertisement urging a divided country to find a middle ground, Bruce Springsteen He was charged with drunk driving in New Jersey.
A rock legend and favorite son of the state, Mr. Springsteen was dispersed on November 14 in the Gateway National Recreation Area, a vast, 27,000-acre park that includes beaches, hiking trails and an abandoned military fort, according to the spokesperson National Park Service.
71-year-old Mr. Springsteen was charged with reckless driving and consuming alcohol in an intoxicated state.
“Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process,” she said.
Because the arrest took place in a national park, federal prosecutors are handling the case. Mr. Springsteen’s first court appearance is expected in late February, according to U.S. Attorney’s spokesman Matthew Reilly in New Jersey.
A spokesman for Mr. Springsteen could not be contacted for comment.
News of arrest First reported on Wednesday by TMZ.
On Sunday, Mr. Springsteen appeared in his First commercial Anytime, a two-minute call for national unity. It shows Mr. Springsteen driving a jeep, a newspaper fluttering on the passenger seat and a notebook mounted against the steering wheel.
“It’s no secret that between red and blue in the middle, between servant and citizen, between our freedom and our fear, has been a difficult place to achieve lately,” he says in the commercial.
“Now, fear has never been the best of who we are. And as to freedom, it is not just the property of the lucky few. It belongs to all of us. “
The commercial was the result of a decade-long lobbying effort by Jeep. Mr. Springsteen’s longtime manager, John Landau, has said that Mr. Springsteen – known worldwide as Boss and Bruce as fans – created a Jeep ad with his own creative team.
“Landes made the film exactly what he wanted, don’t interfere with the jeep at all,” said Mr. Landau New York Times article About the commercial.
Wednesday afternoon, Jeep announced It will stop “commercial” hours after the ad’s video was removed from the company’s YouTube and Twitter accounts.
In a statement, a spokesperson also suggested that Jeep was kept unaware of the arrest before the much-hyped advertisement during the fourth quarter Super Bowl.
Diane Morgan said, “It would be inappropriate for us to comment only on one case about which we have only read and we cannot pursue it”.
“But it’s also right that we stop commercializing our Big Game until the real facts can be established,” she said. “Its message of community and unity is as relevant as ever. As the message goes, driving drunk will never be appropriate. “
A spokeswoman for the Park Service did not comment on why the arrest took nearly three months to go public.
On January 20, Mr. Springsteen was First artist Playing during a television concert to celebrate the inauguration ceremony of President Biden, “Steps of Hope and Dreams” Lincoln Memorial, Which is also operated by the National Park Service.
Mr. Springsteen, known for his rock anthems that celebrate the common man – warts and all, lives with his family at a horse farm in Colts Neck, N.J., about 18 miles from the Gateway, the most popular Swath is a popular national park. Jersey Shore. It is commonly known as Sandy Hook and is open daily between 5am and 8pm between November and March. Park Service Website.
He grew up in Freehold, about 30 miles from Sandy Hook, where he filmed a musical Video And his 2014 short film “Invisible game hunter. Picture maker Annie Leibowitz Also shot a cover of his album “Tunnel of Love” on Sandy Hook.
Mr. Springsteen and his wife and bandmate Slalifa have three adult children. Their youngest son, Sam, became Firefighter in Jersey City, NJ Just one year ago.