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New Details of Bruce Springsteen DWI Arrest Emerge

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Bruce Springsteen performs at the Roskilde Festival in 2012. CC BY SA 3.0. Credit: Bill Ebbesen

Bruce Springsteen’s blood alcohol content was .02, below New Jersey’s .08 legal limit, when he was charged with a DWI in November, according to a source familiar with the incident, the Asbury Park Press reports.

News that The Boss had been charged for driving while intoxicated was first reported by TMZ days after the rock icon appeared in a Super Bowl commercial for Jeep this past weekend.

According to a source of the New York Post, the incident took place on November 14, 2020, when Springsteen stopped his motorcycle in Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, NJ to speak with fans. Springsteen reportedly took at least one shot of tequila with the fans and resumed driving away shortly thereafter.  Park Police witnessed the incident and immediately pulled him over, charging him with DWI, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. According to a Statement of Probable Cause obtained by the Post, Springsteen initially refused a breathalyzer test and failed the field sobriety test.

Because the incident took place on federal land, the case will be heard in a federal court in the coming weeks.

Jeep has since pulled the commercial from its social media pages “until the actual facts can be established”. Springsteen himself has not yet commented on the incident.

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