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.