Prosecutors Drop DWI Charge Against Bruce Springsteen

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Prosecutors in New Jersey have now dropped their DWI case against rocker Bruce Springsteen in connection to a November incident in which he was caught intoxicated behind the wheel.

The prosecutors changed their tune during a hearing on Wednesday though, claiming that Springsteen wasn’t drunk enough during the incident to warrant charges (though him being Bruce Springsteen might have weighed their decision as well).

As The New York Post reports:

Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty Wednesday to drinking with fans at a New Jersey park — but dodged charges of DWI and reckless driving because prosecutors said he wasn’t drunk enough during the November incident.

The disposition in the high-profile case was announced during The Boss’ arraignment on the three misdemeanor charges stemming from his Nov. 14 arrest at Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook.

“I had two small shots of tequila,” the “Born in the USA” singer admitted in his signature raspy voice during the virtual hearing, as he copped to a single count of drinking in a closed area.

Federal prosecutors, however, dismissed the DWI and reckless driving charges, noting that Springsteen’s blood alcohol content was a measly 0.02 — far below the state’s legal limit while driving of 0.08.

 

 

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Russell Crass
Russell Crass
1 month ago

Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!! Buzzed driving IS drunk driving!!!

Robert Smith
Robert Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Russell Crass

That barely qualifies as even “buzzed” driving! This is why we have laws and levels they keep reducing to garner more and more money for the gubermint system. In Sweden it would be drunk driving! Let’s just ban anyone from drinking alcohol right? No wine with dinner, God forbid you’re .02.. Lock THAT person up! Typical libtard, “rules for thee, but not for me!!”

Brian Bowes
Brian Bowes
1 month ago
Reply to  Russell Crass

definitely would have BAC above 0.02 with two shots of tequila within 4 hours of ingestion definitely was impaired.

Michael wisley
Michael wisley
1 month ago
Reply to  Russell Crass

Not if you’re a Democrat

AmFer
1 month ago
Reply to  Russell Crass

..or this is just free publicity for this has-been.

The Truth
The Truth
1 month ago

Lies. He was drunk. That’s why he was reckless driving. I also pays to be a Demoncrap!!!!

Laxmom
Laxmom
1 month ago

Riiiiight…not intoxicated enough to charge him with a DUI? Interesting they didn’t say what his BAC was. Hmm…I guess it pays to be a democrat…the laws don’t apply. Just ask hillary.

Bob W.
Bob W.
1 month ago
Reply to  Laxmom

.02 BAC per the story.

Allan McCullough
Allan McCullough
1 month ago
Reply to  Laxmom

.02

NEVERMYPRESIDENTbidenharris
NEVERMYPRESIDENTbidenharris
1 month ago

Ya know, if this had been a republican supporter they would have tossed ole Bruce under the jail.

CasualObserver
CasualObserver
1 month ago

Money talks, man, every time. The self-proclaimed boss hasn’t got a shred of decency in him. Why should any one be shocked by this immoral act? Who’s boss is he anyway, nothing but a mere old man still clinging to yesteryears’ craze!!!

Marlene
Marlene
1 month ago
Reply to  CasualObserver

Pictures show he hasn’t aged well. Got more forehead than face. And a pouf of hair behind that. NASTY LOOKING.

TPS
TPS
1 month ago

lib equal treatment for all. Ha ha

UnPCd1
UnPCd1
1 month ago

Was it LEGAL to imbibe at said park???? MOST parks limit smoking, drinking and other activities within their property.

Bob
Bob
1 month ago

Charges dropped because he’s a demoncrate.

Ernie
Ernie
1 month ago

2 justice system

Sus
Sus
1 month ago

I personally think two shots of tequila is enough to impair a person. I know because that’s what I have, two shots of tequila make me buzzed enough not to drive. Must be nice!!!!

M. Smith
M. Smith
1 month ago

Exactly when did the DUI test take place?
Was it right when he was stopped or after he was done signing autographs?

andy
andy
1 month ago

Has-beens and old rock stars get dumber as they age.

Greg Torchia
Greg Torchia
1 month ago

And he is the new Jeep commie spokesperson

Michael wisley
Michael wisley
1 month ago
Reply to  Greg Torchia

That is the reason I decided not to buy a new jeep.

Jerry
Jerry
1 month ago

I enjoy Rock music…..even some of Springsteen’s recordings, but he’s a disgrace to America and a hypocrite. Musicians and Hollywood celebrities should make their music, play their roles and leave politics to the politicians. If they want to make social changes, let them vote like everyone else. Everything would be a lot better with no complications.

Tim berman
Tim berman
1 month ago

But was he high on marijuana!!!!
Its not legal in Jersey!!!!
DUMBOCRATS are IDIOTS!!!!!

Bill
Bill
1 month ago

Wasnt drunk enough????? Buzzed driving is drunk driving. How did they get 0.02 when he refused the breathalyzer? They saw him drinking and get behind the wheel. THat alone is drinking and driving, Reckless and careless to boot. That whole thing is BS. and I dont mean Bruce Springsteen. He got off because of who he is.

Tom
Tom
1 month ago

Just setting him up for a DOA in his next drunken wreck.

Scotty
Scotty
1 month ago

A little somethin somethin to the campaign, everything goes away! It’s the Jersey way.

flashy0ne
flashy0ne
1 month ago

Ain’t the law GREAT !!! Any direction you want (IF you’ve got a little influence). IF you don’t, toughshitshy y’all (as they say in southern Russia).

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

We all know he’s on the terrorist no-fly list and needs to find private transport. But why is a person who earns $80 million annually and is worth $500 million driving himself?

Joe
Joe
1 month ago

Radical,liberal, dummycrap loser, who gets the treatment of illegals, nothing.POS

Susanl
Susanl
1 month ago

Sorry, this doesn’t pass the smell test, and is pathetic.

Alan
Alan
1 month ago

So Bruce pays someone a little bit and all of a sudden he wasn’t drunk. Hmmmm, sounds somewhat suspicious.

D MacKAY
D MacKAY
1 month ago

Under the law you cannot lay a DWI charge for a BAC of .02%
In court it is revealed it was .02% and Springsteen gets to pead pleads guilty to 3 other misdemeanor charges?
This conspicuously looks like money talks and the evidence was altered 3 months after the fact because a DWI would not have been laid for a BAC of .02%. The threshold for DWI is a BAC.08% or higher. Anything under .08% does not permit a criminal charge.
Money talks, and hey he’s a liberal.