If the rather scant accounts that have emerged thus far are, indeed, accurate, the early morning episode has set up written all over it.

Springsteen, according to reports, stopped while on a motorcycle run and accepted a shot of tequila from a fan while park rangers watched from a distance.

Once he began to drive off, the rangers flagged him down and ticketed him for driving while intoxicated and reckless driving.

Despite a park ranger’s account that Springsteen smelled of alcohol and flunked field tests, his blood alcohol content registered .02. In New Jersey, .08 is the presumptive level for intoxication.

You do the math.