Bruce Springsteen’s DWI arrest was ‘after drinking one shot of tequila in front of cops’

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BRUCE Springsteen was arrested for DWI after doing only one shot of tequila with fans.

The Born To Run singer was booked in November, though the news officially broke yesterday.

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Bruce Springsteen, 71, was arrested for DWI in New Jersey last year

But it has now been claimed the singer was busted after some fans spotted him on his motorcycle, asked him to pull over for a photo and then offered the 71-year-old a shot of tequila.

“Bruce stopped, took the pictures, then a fan offered him a shot of liquor, which he took, while sitting on his bike, which was stationary,” a source close to the singer told the NY Post.

Unfortunately for Bruce, the NY Post’s source claims he took a swig of the tequila in full view of New Jersey police who promptly swooped in to arrest to Rock ‘N’ Roll Hall of Fame legend.

“Park Police saw what happened and they immediately pulled Springsteen over as he drove away,” the source said.

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He was arrested after stopping to pose for photos with fans near his home in New Jersey

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They offered him a shot of tequila which he took in full view of the cops

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But according to a source close to the singer, his blood alcohol content was only 0.02 about a quarter below New Jersey’s legal limit of 0.08

Bruce was cited for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area, the publication reported.

According to the source, Bruce’s blood alcohol content was 0.02 — well New Jersey’s legal limit of .08 at the time time of his arrest.

The icon was reportedly cooperative while he was being arrested and will face a judge in the coming weeks.

This is believed to be the Thunder Road singer’s first DWI.

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Bruce receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2016

But that fact did not stop Jeep from removing their Superbowl campaign with the singer-songwriter following news of his arrest.

Jeep has pulled their commercial entitled The Middle ft Bruce Springsteen from Youtube, as their page now reads: “Video unavailable. This video is private.”

The car company not only axed the video from the streaming platform, but they also rid their own website and Twitter from the New Jersey native.

The advertisement first aired during the Super Bowl LV game on Sunday, and featured Bruce offering a call-to-action to the American people.

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Jeep pulled its Superbowl ad starring Bruce after the news of his arrest broke

The E Street Band alum asked viewers to “meet in the middle” in order to push aside the conflict and controversy that has divided the country of late.

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While driving in a Jeep in middle America, the Tunnel of Love singer urged: “There’s hope on the road up ahead.”

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The ad called for Americans to ‘meet in the middle’ after years of political division

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Bruce was arrested not far from where he grew up in New Jersey and where he still lives with his family

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Bruce is one of the country’s most iconic singer/songwriters who rose to fame in the 1970s

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Jeep has not yet responded with comment.

He lives in New Jersey – close to where he grew up – with his wife, Patti Scialfa, who he married in 1991.

Bruce became a national icon following the release of his album, Born to Run in 1975.

The beloved star just released his 20th album, Letter To You, one month before his arrest.

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