Bruce Springsteen is beloved by rock and roll fans around the world, and he’s an icon in his home state of New Jersey. But that didn’t prevent “The Boss” from being written up for three citations this past November; DWI, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area.”

That was a normal, slow Tuesday morning for Motley Crue band members if you had a chance to see their documentary, but Springsteen is going to be appearing in court for those charges in the next few weeks according to TMZ. He was arrested while sitting in his car at the Gateway National Recreation Area.

This past Sunday, Springsteen started in a Super Bowl commercial for Jeep, in which he called on Americans to  find until and reunite after this past year of divisiveness.

“There is a chapel in Kansas standing on the exact center of the lower 48. It never closes. All are more than welcome to come meet here in the middle. It’s no secret that the middle has been a hard place to get to lately between red and blue, between servant and citizen, between our freedom and our fear,” Springsteen said in the commercial.

Some people have scoffed at the Springsteen’s call for unity, especially after what he said prior to the Presidential Election, when he said he would have moved to Australia if Donald Trump had been elected for a second term.

On Wednesday afternoon, Jeep pulled the commercial. 

This was also part of message Springsteen shared in the Jeep commercial. ”Now, fear has never been the best of who we are and as for freedom, it’s not the property of just the fortunate few. It belongs to us all. Whoever you are, wherever you’re from, it’s what connects us and we need that connection. We need the middle. We just have to remember the very soil we stand on is common ground. So we can get there. We can make it to the mountaintop. Through the desert. And we will cross this divide. Our light has always found its way through the darkness. And there’s hope. On the road. Up ahead.”

Police said Springsteen was “cooperative throughout the process.”

In other words, when the cops got to his car door, he refrained from his natural instinct of being   “born to run.”

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