www.yahoo.comBruce Springsteen arrested for DWI, reckless driving in November
Bruce Springsteen was arrested in a drunken driving incident three months ago. On Wednesday, a spokesperson for the National Parks Service confirmed to Yahoo Entertainment that the singer was arrested at the Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, N.J., on Nov. 14
I can't get this phrase out of my head ....I am plagarizing and It is a punch line without a joke ...so here i go ...
Bruce is doing a follow up to the Tom Joad Album
I'll grab my hat 😀
Its back up 😄
Meanwhile over on our former home, the sense of disappointment at today’s outcome from some posters is nauseating.
This whole incident smells political to me probably going back to 41 Shots.
Maybe it's time for Jeep to put that commerical back on line, now? Not that I liked the idea of Bruce doing commersials in the first place, but still...
I am curious about what happens to that park ranger. Will he be rebuked by his superiors over this "bullshit arrest" and somewhat trumped-up charges?
I think I can pay that immediately, Your Honour!
Justice would appear to have prevailed.
I'm not sure what "consuming alcohol in a closed area" means, but I think he'll live with a $500 fine.
In a legal sense, I still don't understand how he can be charged with drink driving if he's measured at 1/4 of the legal limit.
All very strange.
I read some stuff at other places...you'd have thought Bruce was a serial killer or something. He used some poor judgement....but if the 0.02 thing is accurate this whole thing is nonsense. I'm more shocked that is took so long for the story to come out.
Eric L. Harrison. In his 25 year career at M&W Eric has represented clients in more than 50 jury trials, more than 50 bench trials and countless motion hearings in New Jersey Superior Court, U.S. District Court and the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law.
The blood test was 0.02 for alcohol. But what if the combination of alcohol and any of his medication made him an unfit driver? Why would anyone in his right mind walk 48 steps when instructed to walk 18?
I read somewhere that Bruce was asked to do 18 steps, turn, and walk back.
He kept waking for 48 steps before turning.
If all of this is true, the way he was stopped and if in fact he only had a shot of tequila, maybe it was an act of dissobedience or provocation?
The whole thing seems utterly ridiculous to me. But then, the US have some ridiculous laws.
This seems to be probably the first federal DWI case in American history. Unless the Prosecutor has an absolutely bulletproof case I'm sure Springsteen is backed up by the manpower to pulverize it.
Reading this thread makes me so proud to be on here - a measured, grown up discussion with no rush to judgement without knowing all the facts, (none of us do).
Contrast this with the character assassination of Bruce and feeble juvenile puns on GL.
'Everything went to shit for Bruce'...? That's a news article???
Maybe it's not a bullshit charge after all.
Finally, a sensible, measured discussion on this event as opposed to some of the silliness on other sites.
With regard to the question of what it would take to dislike Bruce as a person? Not sure. What would it take to dislike his music? Even less. Certainly, this indiscretion isn't close.
Bruce has been trying to tell us for years... trust the art, not the artist. As far back as 2005's Storytellers show, he was trying to pick his own bubble... that funny story about being at the strip club and saying that holier than thou Bruce Springsteen was off doing good deeds, the story about Patti telling him "Say that in your next interview, Mr Bruce Springsteen". The first five or so minutes of the Broadway show was him telling us he's a fraud, it's all a magic trick. Sure, it was all self deprecating, but it's on us as fans, not on him, if we couldn't hear the reality he was trying to give us.
I'm sitting here listening to Detroit 88 and loving it right now. No change to how the music hits me. Tomorrow, I may listen to Incident or No Surrender... the effect those two songs have on my soul, heart and spirit isn't changing. Hell, every Stones biography has two or three stories of Keith Richards crashing his car while on every substance known to people kind, before running away and leaving his paid minions to deal with the fall out. Yet the drink and drug drenched majesty of Exile On Main Street is one of my favourite albums.
Sure, with Bruce it feels a bit different as he has always given and shared a lot of himself. But for me, this is like if a family member did this. I'd be disappointed, angry, hopeful they'd learnt their lesson. But the light they bring into my life would soon diminish the dark.