Bruce Springsteen hit with $540 fine after prosecutors drop charges in DWI case: Report

Rock music legend and high-profile Democrat Bruce Springsteen got off scot-free this week, Breitbart reported, when prosecutors decided to dismiss two criminal charges against him stemming from a reported drunk driving incident that occurred last November.

The musician was hit with charges of reckless driving, DWI, and consuming alcohol in a closed area following an incident at New Jersey’s Gateway National Recreation Area. But according to Breitbart, Magistrate Judge Anthony Mautone opted to dismiss the former two charges.

Springsteen reportedly pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a closed area and paid a $540 fine.

According to the Asbury Park Press, Mautone cited Springsteen’s driving record as a reason for the light punishment, noting “he has two violations, one use of a handheld device.”

A controversial arrest

Despite having occurred late last year, news of Springsteen’s arrest only came to light this month following a report from the celebrity gossip website TMZ.

That revelation led to controversy for American automaker Jeep, which had featured Springsteen in a prominent Super Bowl commercial called “The Middle.” Jeep later issued a statement announcing that it would be pulling the ad.

“It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate,” Jeep told CNBC of Springsteen’s arrest, as Breitbart reported.

“But it’s also right that we pause our Big Game commercial until the actual facts can be established,” the company added. “Its message of community and unity is as relevant as ever. As is the message that drinking and driving can never be condoned.”

A long-time Democratic activist

Springsteen has long been a prominent figure in left-wing politics. The singer appeared on the campaign trail alongside former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and he issued an unequivocal endorsement of former President Barack Obama in 2008, reports noted.

He has also been a frequent critic of Donald Trump, saying in 2019 that the then-president “doesn’t have a grasp of the deep meaning of what it means to be an American,” according to USA Today.

Springsteen told Billboard magazine in June 2020 that he believed Trump to be “a threat to our democracy.”

“I don’t know if our democracy could stand another four years of his custodianship,” he added.

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  1. Bruce Springsteen is a piece of crap, He’s an old fart. He take his music and shove-it where the sun don’t shine. Born in the USA more like born in HELL you sucker

    1. Springsteen is a legal citizen, and would rather see him pay a fine, then go to jail………The perverts in DC (raping children) are the ones that should have something shoved where the sun don’t shine along with all the illegals, BLM, and Antifa that like to destroy, kill, rape……….& those are the ones that are a piece of MANURE……..

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  3. Bruce Springsceed, you a a threat to America driving while drunk, you have the money, take UBER you piece of screed.

  4. Springsteen is a big buddy with the Democrats , so kinda think that the democrats are corrupt ? Sometimes i think we have the Mob running this country and Biden is the godfather.

    1. Springsteen is just another Democrap, however, there are those in the politician’s world that should be in prison before Springsteen…..

      The illegals that are driving without a license, raping children, and just want handouts of our tax $$$ should be the ones that need to be put in prison……

      While I am not a DEM, I certainly am not happy about them opening the border to let in those virus carriers, killers, with a hand out and a mouth full of gimme.

  5. Of course they let him go with hardly a penalty. He is one of the good ol’ boys. The Dems take care of one another…..too bad they are so evil and care nothing about their own people in the nation. If this were a conservative, outspoken person, doing what he did, I guarantee he would have had jail time and a huge penalty.

  6. That’s news? He’s a Democrat. Happens all the time. He’s lucky he is not a Republican, he’d be in jail for at least a year, maybe longer.

  7. This is what has happened to our country. It’s who you know and who you are not justice which is served. Our judical system sucks and this is one fine example. If this was a normal Joe he would be in jail, fined a huge amount, lose his license for a few years but BS is a DEMORAT AND PROBABLY SO IS THE JUDGE OR THINGS WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT. RIGHT?

  8. The fact that he supports Biden, bet Biden noticed how nice his hair was and smelled, so he put in a good word for him.

  9. I never liked Springsteen and like him less now. Our court system is a sham. If this had been either you or I we would have lost his license for 6 months and paid a fine. Plus it would go on your record. So it looks like he got his hand slapped and paid a fine just because he stands in front of a crowd and sings or whatever he calls it.

  10. What happens when he kills someone while drunk,does he get special privileges?They should charge both of them he’s no better than anyone else to pay the fine.This is what’s wrong with our justice system,Democrats just made it easy for offenders.😡

  11. Dorothy, democrats kill babies at any age all the time. Surprised they don’t have baby mills to produce more voters. Guess that’s not needed now with machines and marble garden voters.

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