Bruce Springsteen has addressed his DWI charges over the weekend in quite the comical way.

As reported by Consequence of Sound, during the Saturday night slot of Springsteen on Broadway at New York’s St. James Theatre, the ‘Dancing In The Dark’ artist  joked about the time he was arrested last year for allegedly driving while intoxicated.

He also updated the crowd on the charges, letting them know that they were dropped during a virtual court hearing this year.

Springsteen joked, “I didn’t wake up one morning, get on my motorcycle and say, ‘I think I’ll drive to jail.” He then continued, “And then I had to go to Zoom Court!”

“My case was the United States of America vs. Bruce Springsteen. That’s always comfortable to hear, that the entire nation is aligned against you!”

Not ready to let it go at that point, Springsteen has more to say. Sarcastically taking aim at the charges which he was allegedly served with: “‘You have managed to engage in an act so heinous that it has offended the entire fuckin’ United States! You, my recalcitrant, law-breaking, bridge-and-tunnel friend have drunk two shots of tequila.’”

As per Consequence of SoundSpringsteen was charged in Sandy Hook, New Jersey on November 14th last year, where he was pulled over for “DWI, reckless driving, and consuming alcohol in a closed area”.

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At the moment, Springsteen is focusing on delivering Springsteen on Broadway – a special encore run which will show from June 26th until September 4th.

All proceeds from the first show were directed towards a number of charities in New York and New Jersey, including the Boys and Girls Club of Monmouth County, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids, Community FoodBank of New Jersey, Food Bank for New York City, Fulfill (Monmouth & Ocean Counties Foodbank), Long Island Cares, NJ Pandemic Relief Fund and the Actor’s Fund.

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