Music icon Bruce Springsteen was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in New Jersey back in November, officials have revealed.
The singer, 71, was arrested in Sandy Hook’s Gateway National Recreation Area on Nov. 14, a spokesperson for the park confirmed to Oxygen.com on Wednesday.
He received three citations during that arrest: one for DWI, one for reckless driving and one for consuming alcohol in a closed area.
“Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process,” the spokesperson noted to Oxygen.com.
The “Born in the U.S.A.“ singer was featured on many Americans’ television sets over the weekend as he made his first-ever appearance in a Super Bowl commercial for Jeep. The ad appeared to invoke a middle-America vibe, which his songs have long been linked to.
In the two-minute ad, he meditates on what it means to be an American while driving around in the vehicle.
“We can make it to the mountaintop, through the desert,” he says. “And we will cross this divide.”
Attempts to reach the singer by Oxygen.com were not immediately successful. TMZ reports that the “Born to Run” singer has a court appearance for the incident sometime in the next few weeks.
New Jersey, where he was arrested, is the singer’s home state. It does not appear that he has any previous arrest for suspicion of drinking under the influence or any other arrests for that matter. He did, however, admit to avoiding paying taxes to his home state early on in his career, CNN reported in 2017.
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