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Bruce Springsteen was arrested on November 14th at the Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, it has emerged.
The 71-year-old “Born to Run” icon was charged with drunk driving, reckless driving and consumption of alcohol in a closed area. The American entertainer is due to appear in court in the coming weeks, but a specific date has not been disclosed.
His publicist did not respond to the press, according to the TMZ site. “Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process,” the spokesman added.
News of his arrest comes after the musician starred in a Super Bowl ad for Jeep, which aired Sunday. The two-minute video showed Springsteen driving through Lebanon, Kansas, and preaching a call for unity.
Springsteen’s manager, Jon Landau, later revealed that the decision to star in the commercial was “spontaneous.” Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Landau said the script was “reviewed by Springsteen,” adding that he was also involved in the editing.
Earlier this month, Bruce Springsteen also performed at Joe Biden’s inauguration with a rendition of “Land of Hope and Dreams” at the Lincoln Memorial. Springsteen opened the evening’s Celebrating America event, which was hosted by Tom Hanks.