(New York) Bruce Springsteen surprised Sunday when he first appeared in a car commercial during the Super Bowl. It was pulled on Wednesday, after it was confirmed the singer had been arrested in mid-November for drunk driving in a New Jersey park.
A spokeswoman for the park of Sandy Hook, on the coast of New Jersey, confirmed to AFP that the “boss” was arrested on November 14 and had received three citations for driving while intoxicated, dangerous driving , and alcohol consumption in a place where it is prohibited.
The 71-year-old musician, originally from New Jersey, was “cooperative” during his arrest, she added.
According to the New Jersey federal prosecutor, Bruce Springsteen is scheduled to appear in court, by teleconference, “probably by the end of the month.”
Usually little advertising focus, the singer appeared in a message for carmaker Jeep on Sunday during the Super Bowl broadcast. Crossing the great expanses of the Midwest, he said he saw “hope, on the road” and called on Americans to overcome their divisions, one of the evening’s many message ads.
After the dissemination of information on his arrest, the car brand however decided to withdraw the two-minute advertisement.
“It would be inappropriate for us to comment on a case that we have just learned and cannot confirm,” a spokeswoman for Stellantis, which owns Jeep, said on CNBC. “But it is also right that we take a break from our advertising until the real facts are established.”
The singer did not immediately comment. The ad was still on his Twitter account Wednesday night.