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Bruce Springsteen had a blood-alcohol content level allegedly below the New Jersey state law threshold for driving under the influence when the iconic rocker was arrested in November, according to a new report.
The Asbury Park Press, citing a source familiar with Springsteen’s case, reported that the 71-year-old had a BAC of 0.02, which is just a quarter of Jersey’s legal limit of 0.08. A request for additional information, and to verify his BAC, from authorities was not immediately returned. The Asbury Park Press covers Monmouth and Ocean counties of New Jersey.
Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14 in Gateway National Recreation Area. He was charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area, National Park Service spokeswoman Brenda Ling on Wednesday told The Hollywood Reporter. She also noted that Springsteen was “cooperative throughout the process.”
The arrest and charges first came to light Wednesday, days after Springsteen starred in a Super Bowl commercial for Jeep. That spot has since been pulled as Jeep says it awaiting details on the incident.
“It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate,” a Jeep spokesperson said in a Wednesday statement to THR. “But it’s also right that we pause our Big Game commercial until the actual facts can be established. Its message of community and unity is as relevant as ever. As is the message that drinking and driving can never be condoned.”
Springsteen’s arrest took place on federal land, which means the case will be handled by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Newark, the Asbury Park Press noted.
Springsteen has yet to publicly address the matter.
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