The rock musician was arrested on November 14 in a federal recreation area.He was also charged with reckless driving

Months before he appeared in his first Super Bowl commercial driving a white jeep in an ad urging a torn country to find its middle ground, Bruce Springsteen was accused of driving drunk in New Jersey

A rock legend and favorite son of the state, Mr. Springsteen was arrested on November, according to a National Park Service spokeswoman, 14 is located in Gateway National Recreation Area, a 27000 acre park with beaches, hiking trails and an abandoned military fortress

Mr Springsteen, 71, was charged with drunk, reckless driving and alcohol consumption in an enclosed area, spokeswoman Daphne Yun said in a statement emailed

Since the arrest took place in a national park, federal prosecutors are handling the case Mr. According to Matthew Reilly, a spokesman for the U, Springsteen’s first appearance in court is expected to take place via video conference in late February Attorney in New Jersey

On Sunday, Mr. Springsteen appeared in his first commercial, a two-minute appeal for national unity in which Mr. Springsteen drives a jeep, a newspaper flutters in the passenger seat and a notebook on the steering wheel

“It is no secret that the middle has been difficult to reach recently, between red and blue, between servants and citizens, between our freedom and our fear,” he says in the advertisement

“Fear has never been the best of us. And when it comes to freedom, it is not just the property of the lucky few. It belongs to all of us”

The commercial was the result of decades of lobbying by Jeep Mr. Long-time Springsteen manager Jon Landau said that Mr. Springsteen – known worldwide as the boss and as Bruce to avid fans – created the Jeep ad with his own creative team

“Bruce made the movie exactly how he wanted it without Jeep bothering him,” said Mr Landau said in a New York Times article about the commercial

Two months after his arrest, Mr. Springsteen was the first actor to play during a televised Jan 20 concert to celebrate the inauguration of President Biden with the chant “Land of Hope and Dreams” from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial

Jeep officers didn’t reply to emails or calls, and it was unclear whether the company had been informed of the November arrest prior to the high-profile advertisement in the fourth quarter of the Super Bowl

Mr Known for his rock anthems celebrating the common man – warts and everyone – Springsteen lives with his family on a horse farm in Colts Neck, NJ, about 18 miles from Gateway, a popular national park on the northernmost part of the Jersey Shore.It is commonly known as Sandy Hook and is closed November through March, according to the Park Service website

He grew up in Freehold, about 30 miles from Sandy Hook, where he shot a music video and parts of his 2014 short film “Hunter of Invisible Game”. Photographer Annie Leibovitz also wrote the cover of his album “Tunnel of Love” shot on Sandy Hook

Mr Springsteen and Patti Scialfa, his wife and bandmate, have three grown children. Their youngest son Sam became a firefighter in Jersey City, NJa little over a year ago

For the past several months, Mr. Springsteen has helped raise money for the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund and encouraged the wearing of masks on highways billboards asking people to “wear a damn mask! “

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Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/10/nyregion/bruce-springsteen-dwi-drunk-driving.html