Monday, May 20, 2024

Bruce Springsteen DWI Dismissed, Singer Fined $540 For Taking a Drink in State Park, Will Jeep Apologize?


So much for that.

In a virtual hearing this morning, Bruce Springsteen’s DWI was dismissed. He was charged a fine of $540 for taking a drink in a state park.

As I reported first, his blood alcohol level was nothing, just 0.2, way lower than the 0.8 that would have caused concern.

The whole incident, as I said when it happened, was much ado about nothing. Bruce is born to run, these are his glory days. The cop who caused this whole brouhaha was probably looking for a little celebrity. How ridiculous.

When the judge ordered the fine, Springsteen replied, “I think I can pay that.” The judge replied, “I’m sure you can.”

Now maybe Jeep will restore Bruce’s commercial and apologize for freaking out.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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