| Asbury Park Press
The DWI arrest of Bruce Springsteen on Sandy Hook is big news – especially with celebrities.
Lots of celebs shared their opinions on the news of the Nov. 14, 2020 citation of Springsteen for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area, according to the National Parks Service.
The Boss was on his motorcycle.
Background: Bruce Springsteen charged with DWI on Sandy Hook
“They arrested Bruce Springsteen in New Jersey!” tweeted actor and comedian Michael Rapaport. “This is Sacrilegious. Would you arrest The Pope in Italy? Free The Boss!”
The Springsteen is free. His court date is coming up.
His dad is on trial following his second impeachment, but Donald Trump Jr. is focused on Springsteen. Trump Jr. tweeted twice about the arrest with the comments, “Wow. Glad he’s doing phony preachy car commercials during the #SuperBowl,” and “Was he in a Jeep.”
Springsteen appeared in the Jeep short film “The Middle” during the Super Bowl on Sunday. The film was taken down from Jeep’s social media sites after the arrest.
Alec Baldwin plays Trump Jr.’s dad on “Saturday Night Live.” He opined, “I wonder if Springsteen’s arrest had anything to do with his politics.”
I wonder if Springsteen’s arrest had anything to do with his politics.
— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) February 11, 2021
Springsteen campaigned for Joe Biden in the presidential election.
The Asbury Park Press report that Springsteen’s blood-alcohol content was 0.02 — which is under New Jersey’s legal limit of .08 — when he was arrested, according to a source, has drawn a lot of attention from celebs.
“Hard to believe Springsteen got popped for DWI if he only blew .02,” said horror author Stephen King. “You can blow a two after gargling with Listerine.”
Hard to believe Springsteen got popped for DWI if he only blew .02. You can blow a two after gargling with Listerine.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) February 11, 2021
Preet Bharara, former federal prosecutor and current host of the “Doing Justice” Apple podcast, also chimed in.
“Yes I am aware of the Springsteen DWI issue,” tweeted Bharara with a link to the Press article. “I’m not commenting because (1) the facts are not clear and (2) I’m of course recused.”
Yes I am aware of the Springsteen DWI issue. I’m not commenting because (1) the facts are not clear and (2) I’m of course recused. https://t.co/8Ln276wnqh
— Preet Bharara (@PreetBharara) February 11, 2021
Members of the E Street Band have been largely silent — except for longtime Springsteen pal Little Steven Van Zandt. He played Silvio on “The Sopranos.”
“Stevie, You is this NJ cop who arrested the Boss for blowing a 0.02? I think Silvio needs to put out a contract on him,” tweeted a fan.
“I hear that,” Van Zandt replied. “Totally unbelievable.”
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Chris Jordan, a Jersey Shore native, covers entertainment and features for the USA Today Network New Jersey. Contact him at @chrisfhjordan; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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