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Bruce Springsteen Was Arrested for Driving While Intoxicated in November: He Was 'Cooperative'

Bruce Springsteen was arrested for driving under the influence back in November, PEOPLE confirms.

The "Born in the USA" singer, 71, was detained on Nov. 14 at the Gateway National Recreation Area in Sandy Hook, New Jersey, where he received three citations for reckless driving, consuming alcohol in a closed area and driving while intoxicated.

"Springsteen was cooperative throughout the process," a National Park Serivce spokesperson told PEOPLE in a statement.

TMZ was the first to report the news. A rep for Springsteen did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The news of the rocker's arrest comes days after Springsteen starred in his first-ever TV commercial for Jeep during the Super Bowl, where The Boss called for unity.

"It's no secret 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," he says in the video. "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."

Springsteen's arrest last fall also came just three weeks after the release of his album Letter to You, which propelled the singer to become the first artist with a Top 5 album in six different decades.

"I heard something of mine from 1975 on a record the other day, and I said, 'That was about seven or eight lives ago,'" he told AARP Magazine in September. "It was a full and entire life of its own. And I lived that one, and it was a great one, and now I'm living another one."

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