NEW JERSEY HIGHLANDS — Due to Bruce Springsteen’s pending drunk driving charges in New Jersey, Jeep has temporarily suspended airing his commercial during the Super Bowl.
The arrest of Springsteen in Gateway National Recreation Area was confirmed by the National Park Service on November 14, 2020.
Bruce Springsteen to Appear in Federal Court on Drunken-Driving
He got three tickets: driving while intoxicated, dangerous driving, and drinking in an enclosed space.
A representative from Gateway National Recreation Area stated, “Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process.”
Since Gateway National Recreation Area is located on federal land administered by the US Park Service, Rangers from that agency served the summons. Misleading reports have said that the arrest was made by US Park Police.
Located on a skinny peninsula with beaches all around it, this park offers stunning views of New York City across the water. Distance from Asbury Park, New Jersey is around 15 miles.
At some time, Springsteen could be required to appear before a magistrate in federal court in Newark, although it’s possible that the case could be resolved without going to trial.
According to Springsteen’s autobiography, “Born to Run,” published in 2016, he didn’t start drinking alcohol until he was 22 years old because of his father’s struggles with alcoholism.
What I had Learned From My Father was Sufficient, He Wrote.
The arrest was reported after Springsteen made two high-profile public appearances. During Vice President Joe Biden’s inauguration on January 20th, Bruce Springsteen sang “Land of Hope and Dreams” in front of the Lincoln Memorial. During Sunday’s big game, he starred in a commercial for Jeep shot in Kansas that encouraged viewers to find common ground.
“It would be improper for us to comment on the circumstances of a matter we have only read about and cannot substantiate,” Jeep said in a statement. Company officials added, “it’s also right that we halt our Big Game commercial until the true facts can be confirmed.”