Bruce Springsteen drank a shot of tequila and obtained on his motorcycle earlier than being arrested on suspicion of drink-driving, in line with police.
Papers filed in federal court docket mentioned the rock star instructed a police officer he had accomplished two photographs in 20 minutes, however he refused to take a breath check.
The officer at Gateway Nationwide Recreation Space wrote within the assertion of possible trigger that Springsteen “smelt strongly of alcohol” and “had glassy eyes”.
There was additionally a bottle of Patron tequila that was “fully empty”, the officer added.
In response to the report Springsteen was “visibly swaying forwards and backwards” throughout a discipline sobriety check and “took 45 complete steps through the stroll and switch as an alternative of the instructed 18”.
Springsteen was arrested on 14 November within the Gateway Nationwide Recreation Space on the New Jersey coast, in line with the US Nationwide Park Service.
The singer acquired citations for driving whereas underneath the affect, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed space. He’ll reappear at court docket by way of video however the date has not but been set.
He has not commented on the fees, and his lawyer and publicist haven’t responded to requests for remark.
After the information surfaced, a Jeep advert featuring the musician was pulled from YouTube because the automotive large mentioned “ingesting and driving can by no means be condoned”.
It was the 71-year-old’s first advert and had promoted a message of nationwide unity throughout Sunday’s Tremendous Bowl.