Bruce Springsteen pleads guilty to 1 charge in DWI case, judge orders him to pay $500 fine! Bruce Springsteen pleaded guilty to one of three charges stemming from his November 2020 DWI arrest on Wednesday.
Springsteen, alongside his attorney Mitchell J. Ansell wearing a light shirt and a dark sweater and blazer, appeared in a virtual United States District Court of New Jersey hearing held over Zoom before United States Magistrate Judge Anthony R. Mautone. The musician, who is 71, consented to video conferencing in the case due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Springsteen pleaded guilty to consuming alcohol in a closed area. The government then proposed the dismissal of the additional two charges of operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and reckless driving which the judge approved.
“I am going to impose nothing but a fine because I think that is an appropriate disposition of this case,” Mautone said.
Springsteen will now have to pay a $500 fine plus an additional $40 fee. The judge gave him a week to make the payment.
“I think I can pay that immediately, your Honor,” Springsteen responded.
Springsteen’s attorney released a statement shortly after the hearing to express his pleasure with the outcome.
“Mr. Springsteen is pleased with the outcome of today’s court appearance. The prosecutor was unable to provide the necessary evidence and facts as it related to the charge of Driving under the Influence (DUI) and Reckless Driving and therefore, dismissed both of those charges,” Ansell of the Ansell, Grimm & Aaron law firm said. “Mr. Springsteen, who has no previous criminal record of any kind, voluntarily plead guilty to a violation of consuming an alcoholic beverage in a closed area, agreeing to a fine of $500. We want to thank the Court and will have no further comment at this time.”
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