In Los Angeles, not too long after it was made public notice of Whitney Houston’s cause of death released by the coroner, Bobby Brown, her ex- husband was arrested for driving while intoxicated.
In San Fernando Valley on Monday, forty-three year old singer was pulled over by officers around 12:20 in the afternoon due to talking on the cell phone while operating a motor vehicle. When he was asked to participate in a field sobriety test, he did not pass. Although Brown was taken into custody at Van Nuys police station, he was released a couple of hours later. The R&B singer known for the hit “My Prerogative” has always battled drug and alcohol abuse as well as run ins with the law. In 1996, he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol with a blood alcohol level just about three times the legal limit. Again in 2000, Brown was arrested and put behind bars for abusing cocaine.
According to Brown’s attorney, Tiffany Feder, her client was not driving erratically and that he was just talking on his cell phone while driving. She did not mention however that he failed his field sobriety test. Feder explained in a statement that “Mr. Brown has not been convicted of anything associated with this incident and that he is taking this matter seriously, and an investigation is underway. The legal process shall run its course.”
In order to better Brown’s image and help his court case, it was advised to him that he attend an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting.
Bobby Brown Arrested on DUI Charge, People Magazine Online, March 26, 2012
Bobby Brown Charged with Three Misdemeanors in DUI Case, Faces Up to One Year in Jail if Convicted, NY Daily News Online, March 28, 2012
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California DMV on California laws regarding driving while under the influence