Bruce Springsteen headed to Zoom court docket on Wednesday after being charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area at Gateway Nationwide Recreation Space in Sandy Hook, New Jersey final November.
Whereas The Boss did plead responsible to taking a drink offered to him by a fan, the costs of DWI and reckless driving have been dismissed as federal prosecutors mentioned he wasn’t sufficiently drunk to warrant the costs. Springsteen’s blood-alcohol content material on the time of his arrest was solely .02, whereas New Jersey’s authorized restrict indicating intoxication for driving is .08. Assistant US Lawyer Adam Baker identified, “It’s truly low sufficient that the defendant can be thought of presumptively not impaired underneath New Jersey legislation. We do look to New Jersey legislation as persuasive steerage.” However the singer additionally admitted in the course of the listening to that he “had two small pictures of tequila,” agreeing to pay a positive of $500 for ingesting in a closed space. He has till Wednesday to make the cost, however when the choose requested how lengthy he thought it might take to pay the charge, Springsteen jokingly replied, “I believe I pays that instantly, Your Honor.”
In an announcement to the press, the music legend’s legal professional, Mitchell Ansell, wrote, “Mr. Springsteen is happy with the end result of as we speak’s court docket look. The prosecutor was unable to supply the required proof and information because it associated to the cost of Driving underneath the Affect (DUI) and Reckless Driving and due to this fact, dismissed each of these expenses. Mr Springsteen, who has no earlier felony file of any type, voluntarily plead responsible to a violation of consuming an alcoholic beverage in a closed space, agreeing to a positive of $500. We need to thank the Courtroom and could have no additional remark at the moment.”
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