New Jersey authorities arrested Bruce Springsteen on a handful of charges related to a DWI in November. The news of the incident broke yesterday and more information came to light earlier today.
Yesterday, people around the world heard about Bruce Springsteen’s November arrest for the first time. TMZ broke the news yesterday morning. Since then, more sources have stepped forward to speak out on the incident.
Earlier today, CNN reported that Bruce Springsteen was arrested on several charges related to the DWI. According to a spokesman for the National Park Service, the Boss was cited for DWI, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area.
CNN also obtained a probable cause statement related to the initial traffic stop. It details why the officer initially stopped Bruce Springsteen and what happened during the stop. The officer saw Springsteen take a shot of tequila. The report specifies that it was Parton. Upon approaching the singer, the officer smelled booze. He then asked Springsteen if he had been drinking. He admitted to taking two shots in the past twenty minutes. The Boss’ eyes were glassy and he was “visibly swaying” on his motorcycle, according to the statement.
The officer then gave Bruce Springsteen a field sobriety test, The singer did not pass the test. Notably, when asked to walk a straight line, he took forty-five steps. The officer instructed him to take eighteen.
A Source Close to Bruce Springsteen Speaks Out
A source close to Bruce Springsteen also spoke to CNN. In “typical” Bruce Springsteen fashion, he stopped to chat with fans. He took some photos and shots with them, according to the source. The source was very defensive of Springsteen in their statement to CNN. They went on to say that they were unsure why officers stopped him. They followed that with, “I mean technically you’re not allowed to drink in a state park and I don’t know, maybe, if a policeman sees somebody drinking and doesn’t give them a ticket, they lose their job.”
Hot takes from close sources aside, Bruce Springsteen is feeling the heat from his November arrest. After hearing of the incident, Jeep pulled their Super Bowl ad from the airwaves, according to the CNN report. Jeep also pulled the ad from their YouTube page. A spokesman for Jeep told CNN, “It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate, but it’s also right that we pause our Big Game commercial until the actual facts can be established.”
Springsteen will go to court for his charges sometime later this month, according to a spokesman for the US Attorney’s office for the District of New Jersey.