Singer Pleads to Consuming Alcohol in a Closed Area
Shortly after the Super Bowl, news broke that Bruce Springsteen had been arrested for driving under the influence in November 2020. Details were limited, but reactions were swift including Jeep pulling a popular commercial featuring the legend.
Rumors began to swirl that the star’s blood alcohol level was significantly under the legal drinking limit. These suspicions were more or less confirmed after Springsteen appeared at a virtual court hearing with his attorney. According to Fox News, two of the three charges were dismissed by the federal prosecutor including operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving.
Springsteen entered a plea to consuming alcohol in a closed area and was ordered to pay a $500 fine along with a $40 fee. Reports indicate that the incident occurred on federal land at the Gateway National Recreation Area. As noted by Fox News, the star has no previous criminal record.
The icon’s career has spanned nearly half a century. Many of his albums are considered classics that transcend the ages including Born to Run and Born in the U.S.A. He has won numerous Grammy awards and received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from Barack Obama in 2016, as reported by Biography.