Bruce Springsteen faces drunken driving charge in New Jersey after November incident

This story doesn’t make any sense. His blood alcohol level was .02 and Jersey’s legal limit goes up to .08. How is this even close to a drunk driving charge? (and I am not a Bruce fan, I just don’t understand the rationale behind a drunk driving arrest when the defendant is way below the legal limit.)

New Jersey music icon Bruce Springsteen is facing drunken driving charges.

Springsteen was arrested Nov. 14 at Gateway National Recreation Area, according to the National Park Service. Springsteen was cited for driving while intoxicated, reckless driving and consuming alcohol in a closed area, according to a NPS statement obtained by Asbury Park Press, part of the USA TODAY Network.

The park is on a narrow, beach-ringed peninsula, with views across a bay to New York City. It is about 15 miles north of Asbury Park, New Jersey.

The Boss will have a court appearance through Federal Court in Newark as the Gateway National Recreation Area is federal land.

Springsteen’s blood-alcohol content was 0.02 — just a quarter of New Jersey’s legal limit — when he was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, a source familiar with the case told the Asbury Park Press. The legal threshold indicating intoxication for driving purposes in New Jersey is .08, which calls into question why Springsteen was even charged with driving while intoxicated, the source added.