Bruce Springsteen performs on stage during the 13th Annual Stand Up for Heroes to benefit the Bob Woodruff Foundation at the Hulu Theater in Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2019 in New York City.
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Working-class rock legend Bruce Springsteen was arrested in a New Jersey national park late last year for drunk driving, the Home Office said Wednesday.
The news surfaced just days after the rocker appeared in a Super Bowl commercial.
Springsteen, 71, was "cooperative throughout the process" when he was arrested on November 14 at Jersey's Gateway National Recreation Area, known locally as Sandy Hook, National Parks Service spokeswoman Brenda Ling noted.
The "Thunder Road" singer has been cited for driving under the influence of reckless driving and drinking in an enclosed space.
Last November, Springsteen's new album "Letter to You" debuted at number 2 on the new Billboard 200 chart. With this placement, Springsteen became the first musician to have a new top five chart album in each of the last six decades.
News of Springsteen's arrest comes just days after the musician appeared in his very first Super Bowl commercial. The Jeep ad featured Springsteen urging Americans to reunite and find unity after a divisive year.
In Springsteen's autobiography "Born to Run", published in 2016, the musician admitted that he avoided drugs and only tried alcohol at the age of 22, also because drinking influenced his father.
Springsteen's arrest was first reported by TMZ on Wednesday.
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