For those of us who watch the game Sunday, we probably saw the interesting Jeep commercial that featured Bruce Springsteen. It was nice seeing The Boss in a different context than we normally do, but this week, news broke that he probably should not have been featured in a car commercial.
The incident at a national park
According to National Park Service, Mr. Springsteen was arrested in an area known as Sandy Hook in the Gateway National Recreation Area on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area. The arrest occurred on Nov. 14, though it was only first reported on Wednesday, but the news shocked fans as the 71-year-old singer is well-known for his healthy lifestyle.
After the arrest
The National Park Service stated that he was and is cooperating with the investigation, but the rock legend’s representatives have yet to put out a statement on the incident. Nonetheless, Jeep “paused” their ad campaign featuring the Boss, and as of Thursday morning, the company’s website no longer contains the ad. It is unknown how this pause will affect Mr. Springsteen and whether it violates any contract he has with the company.
For Savannah, Georgia, residents and those in the surrounding area, the key takeaway here is that DUIs can happen to anyone. And, the Jeep ad pause also shows that the consequences of a DUI can start at the arrest, and even if one is later exonerated, the reputational affect will likely last for years. This is why it is so important to contact an attorney immediately to craft an effective DUI criminal defense.