US legendary singer Bruce Springsteen charged with drink-driving

File photo of Bruce Springsteen
Springsteen was arrested in New Jersey on 14 November

Bruce Springsteen was arrested in New Jersey three months ago and charged with driving while intoxicated and reckless driving, officials have said.

The rock veteran was also cited for consuming alcohol in a closed area of a national park on the same day, 14 November, he is due to appear in court “in the next few weeks”, TMZ reported. A National Park Service spokeswoman said Springsteen, 71, was “cooperative throughout the process”.

The Gateway National Recreation Area is a park that connects Sandy Hook, a New Jersey strip of beach just south of New York City, with part of the oceanfront section of New York’s Staten Island and Jamaica Bay.

Springsteen, often called “The Boss”, has had a career spanning more than five decades, with many of his songs describing his home state of New Jersey.

Springsteen on his Born To Run tour in 1975
Springsteen’s career has spanned more than 50 years so far

His arrest came a few weeks after the release of his 20th studio album, “Letter to You”. Springsteen also made a recent appearance in an advert for Jeep played during the Super Bowl, the annual championship American football game. In the video, titled “The Middle”, he spoke about reuniting a divided US. The video appears to have since been removed from Jeep’s YouTube page.

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