Bruce Springsteen arrested in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, cited for DWI, reckless driving in 2020

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen, 71, was arrested in Sandy Hook at the Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey, United States on November 14, 2020. He was cited for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area.

It was the first time Springsteen was arrested for DWI. While this happened almost three months ago, it was only recently revealed by law enforcement sources to TMZ days after the singer-songwriter’s first ever Super Bowl commercial.

Springsteen was cooperative throughout his arrest in Sandy Hook, National Park Service spokeswoman Brenda Ling told NBC News. The U.S. Congress created the Gateway National Recreation Area in 1972 and most of Sandy Hook is owned and managed by the National Park Service.

The rock star has yet to release a statement about the arrest. In a two-minute Super Bowl LV commercial for Jeep on February 7, 2021, he says the U.S. will see unity again and “there’s hope on the road ahead.”


Born in Long Branch, New Jersey, Springsteen is a father of three. He was married to Julianne Phillips, 60, from 1985 to 1989 and has been married to Patti Scialfa, 67, since since 1991.

Nicknamed The Boss, Springsteen released his 20th studio album titled “Letter to You” via Columbia Records on October 23, 2020. It was promoted with music videos, an online radio station and a custom emoji on Twitter since touring was not possible due to the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Letter to You” has 12 songs namely “One Minute You’re Here,” “Burnin’ Train,” “Janey Needs a Shooter,” “Last Man Standing,” “The Power of Prayer,” “House of a Thousand Guitars,” “Rainmaker,” “If I was the Priest,” “Ghosts,” “Song for Orphans,’ “I’ll See You in My Dreams” and the lead-in “Letter to You.” The album debuted in the second spot on the Billboard 200.

Released on September 10, 2020, the song “Letter to You” was record in Thrill Hill Recording in Colts Neck, New Jersey. On Billboard, it peaked at number 1 on U.S. Adult Alternative Songs and number 34 on U.S. Hot Rock and Alternative Songs.

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