BY DAVID NG
Bruce Springsteen reportedly smelt “strongly of alcohol” and refused a breathalyzer test prior to his drunk driving arrest in November. The rocker was seen downing shots of tequila and preparing to take off on his motorcycle before authorities stopped him.
The new details of Springsteen’s arrest have emerged a day after Jeep indefinitely suspended its Super Bowl ad campaign that featured the “Glory Days” singer. The automaker pulled the commercial from YouTube and other platforms following the embarrassing revelation that its new pitchman is facing DWI charges.
Jeep debuted the commercial on Sunday during the Super Bowl LV broadcast. Millions more saw the video online in the three days before the singer’s November arrest was revealed on Wednesday.
Screenshot via The New York Post
On November 14, Springsteen was spotted by a New Jersey cop taking a shot of Patron Tequila, hopping on his motorcycle, and starting the engine, according to police reports obtained by TMZ and the New York Post. A police officer reportedly said he informed Springsteen that drinking was prohibited in that area of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. He also observed that Springsteen’s bottle of Patron was empty.
During the encounter, Springsteen reportedly admitted that he had drunk two shots of tequila in the last 20 minutes.