Bruce Springsteen’s DWI Dismissed
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He Had To Pay A $500 Fine
Bruce Springsteen’s DWI and reckless driving charges were dropped at a virtual hearing on Wednesday. The Boss was previously arrested in November at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. His blood-alcohol content was 0.02 while New Jersey’s legal limit is .08.
At a pre-hearing agreement between his legal team and US attorneys, Springsteen agreed to plead guilty to the consumption of alcohol in a closed area. He then admitted during the hearing that he had “two small shots of tequila” offered to him by a fan at the Gateway National Recreation Area. He also agreed to pay a fine of $500.
Assistant US Attorney Adam Baker explained, “It’s actually low enough that the defendant would be considered presumptively not impaired under New Jersey law.” When Springsteen was asked by the judge how long it will take for him to pay the fee, he replied: “I think I can pay that immediately, Your Honor.”
Springsteen’s attorney said in a statement to the press, “The prosecutor was unable to provide the necessary evidence and facts as it related to the charge of Driving under the Influence (DUI) and Reckless Driving.”
After the news of his arrest emerged, Jeep pulled their Super Bowl commercial which starred Springsteen but after the DWI and reckless driving charges were dismissed, the company announced that they are “unpausing the film.”