Bruce Springsteen, also known as The Boss, was put under arrest for reckless
driving and Driving While Intoxicated DWI. The incident happened several months
ago, on November 14 2020, in Sandy Hook, New Jersey. After being detained in
the Gateway National Recreation Area, he was charged for DWI, driving in a
manner that could potentially cause harm to innocent people, and consuming significant
amounts of alcohol. New reports are now coming out that there may be more
behind the arrest than was originally revealed to the public.
He was arrested at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook on
November 14. Those close to the singer have made statements that indicate
Springsteen took a shot of Patron tequila with fans in the park after taking a
photo with them. He then got on his motorcycle and started the engine. He
admitted to the officer that he had consumed a couple of chasers of cactus
vodka in the 20 minutes prior to the arrest. The officer claimed that
Springsteen smelled strongly of alcohol and had glassy eyes. He was also moving
in a manner that is only typical of people who are intoxicated. According to
the officer, Springsteen took 45 steps during the walking and turning test
instead of the 18 that were instructed. His hearing was set for the end of
Bruce Springsteen garnered the term of endearment, “The Boss” from fans of
his music and showmanship. He rose to fame in the 1980s with hits like Dancing
in the Dark, Glory Days,
and Born in the USA.
performer is now 71 y
ears old and had just wrapped up filming of his Super Bowl
Commercial for Jeep that was met with controversy after it aired during the
February 7 football game. Jeep has since halted the airing of the ad until the
case is settled.
The ad was narrated by Springsteen and focused on finding middle ground in
an intense world of political upheaval and conflict. In the ad, Springsteen is
heard saying, “It’s no secret the middle has been a hard place to get to
lately, between red and blue, between servant and citizen, between our freedom
and our fear.” He went on to say that “All are more than welcome to come meet
here in the middle,” as he shows images of driving a Jeep through Kansas, the
middle of the United States.
While he intended the ad to bring unity among Americans, many found the ad to
be more divisive than unifying as his words gave away which side the musician
was on when the words, “ReUnited States of America” flashed across the screen
after a two-minute monologue that interjected subtle hints of where he stood.
Springsteen’s most recent album was released in October, 2020, just one
month before his arrest. It is entitled Letter to You.
focus quite a bit on loss and hope. He finds hope recently in a lot of little
things that had otherwise been taken for granted, like swimming in the ocean or
sustaining a multi-decade relationship with his fellow band mates. He added
that “death is just a part of life” and how he is thankful for the love in his
life. This release marked his first album with the E Street Band in six years.