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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Rock music legend Bruce Springsteen was arrested nearly three months ago in a New Jersey national park on charges that included reckless driving and driving while intoxicated, a park spokeswoman said Wednesday. “The Boss,” whose 50-plus-year career has often highlighted his home state of New Jersey and its seaside scene, received the honors on November 14 at Sandy Hook, a stretch of beach that stretches out into the Atlantic just off the coast. southern New York City, the spokeswoman said. “Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process,” Daphne Yun, spokeswoman for the National Park Service‘s Gateway National Recreation Area, said by email. Springsteen was also cited for consuming alcohol in an enclosed area, he said. Four of Springsteen’s representatives, including two attorneys, did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The Gateway National Recreation Area is a single park that combines Sandy Hook, part of the Staten Island and Jamaica Bay waterfront section of New York City, and a waterfront strip that includes Jacob Riis Park. Celebrity news website TMZ, which initially reported the incident on Wednesday, said Springsteen is scheduled for a court appearance “in the next few weeks.” Springsteen surfaced Sunday in a Super Bowl ad talking about uniting a divided America in a two-minute video titled “The Middle” sponsored by Jeep. On Wednesday, Jeep said it had stopped running the ad with Springsteen until more was known about the incident. “It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter that we have only read about and cannot substantiate,” Jeep, a Stellantis unit, said in a statement. “But it’s also right that we pause our Big Game commercial until the real facts can be established. Its message of community and unity is as relevant as ever. As is the message that drinking and driving can never be tolerated. “.