R&B singer Bobby Brown, ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston was arrested on Monday on suspicion on DUI, the Associated Press reports.
Brownwas pulled over for talking on a cell phone shortly after noon Monday. An officer then noticed that Brown seemed to be impaired. The singer failed a field sobriety test, was booked on suspicion of DUI and was released later that afternoon.
Brown was convicted of drunk driving for a 1996 arrest in Georgia. He is currently on tour with the group New Edition.
A California Highway Patrol spokesperson said officers saw Brown talking on his cell phone and pulled him over in Van Nuys, located in Los Angeles Country’s San Fernando Valley, around 12:20 p.m. He then failed a field sobriety test. It is illegal to use a hand-hand device to speak or text in California.
Brown was released on his own recognizance after about two hours. He has not commented.
The 43-year-old New Edition singer has battled substance abuse for years and has a prior DUI conviction from 1996. He eventually pleaded guilty to the charge six years later and was sentenced to eight days in jail. In 2004, he was sentenced to 60 days in jail for violating his probation, months after he was arrested and charged with battery following a domestic dispute with Whitney Houston.
In 2008, he was sentenced to a year of community service after police found him in an SUV in possession of a small amount of cocaine.
Seems he hasn’t changed.