Bruce Springsteen’s Jeep Ad Pulled From YouTube After Report of DWI Arrest

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Springsteen was arrested in November and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area

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Bruce Springsteen, November 2018 (Brian Ach/Getty Images for Bob Woodruff Foundation)

This morning, TMZ reported that, back in November, Bruce Springsteen was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The incident occurred at Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. A spokeswoman for the National Park Service confirmed the November 14 arrest to The New York Times, adding, “Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process.”

Following the TMZ report, Springsteen’s Super Bowl ad for Jeep was removed from YouTube, as InsideHook notes. The ad, titled “The Middle,” marked Springsteen’s first ever commercial appearance. In addition, he and Ron Aniello wrote and produced the music for the commercial, according to a press release from Jeep’s parent company Stellantis. “The Middle” is still available on Springsteen’s Instagram.

Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Jeep and Bruce Springsteen for comment and more information.


 

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