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Jeep pulls Springsteen Super Bowl ad after report he was arrested for DWI in national park

The National Park Service confirmed Wednesday that Bruce Springsteen was arrested last November on charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area at Gateway National Recreation Area in New Jersey. Springsteen, 71, "was cooperative throughout the process," an NPS spokeswoman tells The Wall Street Journal. He will appear in federal court, probably remotely, later this month.

Springsteen was featured in a two-minute Jeep ad that aired during Sunday's Super Bowl, and Jeep said it has removed the ad from its YouTube and social media pages. "It would be inappropriate for us to comment on the details of a matter we have only read about and we cannot substantiate," Jeep said in a statement. "But it's also right that we pause our Big Game commercial until the actual 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 condoned."

The Gateway National Recreation Area covers 27,000 acres in New York and New Jersey, circling New York Harbor; the New Jersey segment centers around Sandy Hook beach. Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14.