“I wonder if Springsteen’s arrest had anything to do with his politics,” the actor and podcast host wrote on his Twitter feed on Thursday (11 February).
It was revealed this week that the New Jersey rock icon had been arrested on 14 November by a federal park ranger on suspicion of drunk driving in his home state.
Springsteen, whose Super Bowl Jeep commercial was pulled from the air this week, received three citations: DWI, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area, a spokesperson told The Independent.
According to The Asbury Park Press, though, the 71-year-old singer had a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of 0.02. The legal limit in New Jersey is .08.
The “Thunder Road” performer is known to be liberal, and his vast catalogue tends to dip into social and political themes.
More recently, Springsteen's song “The Rising” was featured in the 2020 Democratic National Convention in support of Joe Biden, accompanied with a new video and campaign slogan, #TheRising.
After news of the arrest came out, a source close to the singer told CNN that Springsteen had taken a shot of alcohol with fans in Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, after taking a photo with them.
“When this is all resolved, I think, people are gonna have some serious doubts about the seriousness of this, especially when the actual details of this are revealed, including the blood alcohol level,” the source said.
According to TMZ, the singer has a court appearance scheduled in the next few weeks.
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