Bruce Springsteen faces drunk driving charge after November arrest – The Guardian

Bruce Springsteen

Singer received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area

Associated Press

Wed 10 Feb 2021 17.30 GMT

Bruce Springsteen is facing a drunk driving charge for an incident in New Jersey in November.

A spokesperson for the national parks service confirmed that Springsteen was arrested on 14 November in a part of the Gateway National Recreation Area on the New Jersey coastline.

The park is on a narrow, beach-ringed peninsula, with views across a bay to New York City. It is about 15 miles north of Asbury Park, New Jersey.

Springsteen received citations for driving while under the influence, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The spokesperson said Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process.


The incident took place in the same month as the release of his latest album Thunder Road which debuted at No 2 in the US.

The news of his arrest comes just days after the 71-year-old singer starred in his first TV commercial for Jeep urging for unity in America.

In his 2016 autobiography, Springsteen revealed that he didn’t try alcohol until the age of 22 in part because of his father’s drinking. “I was afraid of myself, what I might do or what might happen to me,” he wrote. “I’d seen my dad and that was enough for me. Music was going to get me as high as I needed to go.”

Springsteen has yet to make a statement.

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