The U.S. government dismissed the charges of DWI and reckless driving against Bruce Springsteen today after his arrest at a New Jersey national park.
As part of the deal with U.S. attorneys, Springsteen agreed to plead guilty to consuming alcohol in a closed area. He admitted having “two small shots of tequila” at the Gateway National Recreation Area in November.
In the case of “United States of America vs. Bruce Springsteen,” Adam Baker, Assistant U.S. Attorney for the government, said they would lose because the government “cannot sustain its burden of proof.”
“The blood alcohol reading was .02, which as the court is aware, it well under the state limit of .08,” Baker said.
Springsteen also paid a $500 fine, which the singer said he would pay “immediately.” What did Bruce do to the cop to get a DWI for blowing a .02? Seems a bit excessive.
Springsteen’s lawyer Mitchell Ansell said, “Mr. Springsteen is pleased with the outcome of today’s court appearance.”
“The prosecutor was unable to provide the necessary evidence and facts as it related to the charge of Driving under the Influence (DUI) and Reckless Driving and therefore, dismissed both of those charges.”
“Mr Springsteen, who has no previous criminal record of any kind, voluntarily plead guilty to a violation of consuming an alcoholic beverage in a closed area, agreeing to a fine of $500.”
“We want to thank the Court and will have no further comment at this time.”
Earlier we learned that brice and Barack Obama were launching a new podcast.
“How did we get here? How could we find our way back to a more unifying American story?” Obama says in a promo. “On the surface, Bruce and I don’t have a lot in common. But over the years, what we’ve found is that we’ve got a shared sensibility.”
He added, “About work, about family and about America. In our own ways, Bruce and I have been on parallel journeys trying to understand this country that’s given us both so much.”
“It is a personal, in-depth discussion between two friends exploring their pasts, their beliefs, and the country that they love — as it was, as it is, and as it ought to be going forward,” Spotify said in a statement, before saying the two “have formed a deep friendship since they first met on the campaign trail in 2008.”