Bruce Springsteen's DWI arrest caused by one shot of tequila with a fan: Report

Springsteen was reportedly offered a shot of tequila when he was taking pictures with fans
Bruce Springsteen
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Fans were surprised when news broke that Bruce Springsteen was arrested for a DWI, but new details have emerged that paint a clearer picture of what allegedly went down.

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The Asbury Park Press is being told by a source familiar to the case that Springsteen had a blood-alcohol content of 0.02 at the time of his arrest. The legal limit for alcohol in New Jersey is 0.08.

What caused Springsteen to get pulled over then? A source told the New York Post that it was a shot of tequila the 71-year-old singer accepted from a fan.

Springsteen had been riding his motorcycle on November 14 as a source tells the New York Post he “was spotted by fans who asked him to pull over and take some pictures.”

“Bruce stopped, took the pictures, then a fan offered him a shot of liquor, which he took, while sitting on his bike, which was stationary,” their source said. “Park Police saw what happened and they immediately pulled Springsteen over as he drove away.”

Springsteen was arrested on November 14 at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, NJ where he was cited for DWI, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area.

According to the Asbury Park Press, Springsteen’s case will be heard in federal court because the arrest took place on federal land. The paper also reports that Springsteen had no prior DWIs, traffic or parking tickets, or other charges in New Jersey that have been listed in municipal court records.

Following the news of his DWI arrest, Jeep took down its Super Bowl ad featuring Bruce Springsteen.

“It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate,” Jeep said in a statement to Variety. “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.”

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