Prosecutors dropped charges of drunken driving and reckless driving against Bruce Springsteen during a hearing on Wednesday. He did, however, plead guilty to a misdemeanor charge of consuming alcohol in a closed area and will pay a $540 fine. Springsteen was arrested at Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey in November after he was reportedly spotted taking a shot of tequila before he got on his motorcycle. He acknowledged he had "two small shots of tequila" at the park, where the judge noted alcohol consumption was permitted up until a few years ago. A breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol content was .02, lower than the legal limit of .08, Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Baker said. Baker acknowledged the government couldn't "sustain its burden of proof" on the DWI and reckless driving charges.
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