In November, Bruce Springsteen was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The DWI and reckless driving charges have now been dismissed, Rolling Stone reports and Pitchfork can confirm. Springsteen, who reportedly admitted to having “two small shots of tequila” prior to his arrest, pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in closed area and received a $500 fine.
When reached by Pitchfork, a representative for Bruce Springsteen shared the following statement from the musician’s attorney Mitchell J. Ansell:
Springsteen was arrested back in November at Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. A spokeswoman for the National Park Service confirmed the arrest to The New York Times, adding, “Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process.” One source claimed to the Asbury Park Press that Springsteen’s blood-alcohol content was 0.02—a quarter of New Jersey’s legal limit—when he was arrested.
On February 10, TMZ broke the news of Springsteen’s arrest. Later that day, Jeep removed its Super Bowl commercial with Springsteen from its social media channels. “It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate,” a Jeep spokesperson said in a statement. “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.”