Blogged By: De De Tillman
Source & Story Credit: AP
Media Credit: Photo (HollywoodGossip) / Video (CelebTV)
Posted: Monday March 26, 2012 @4:20 p.m PST
According to AP, Officials in Southern California say Bobby Brown has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Harris says Brown was arrested around 12:20 p.m. Monday in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. He failed a field sobriety test and was booked on suspicion of DUI.
Harris says the R&B singer was pulled over after an officer saw him talking on his cellphone without a hands-free unit and noticed he appeared to be impaired.
Los Angeles police say Brown was released from jail on his own recognizance shortly before 2 p.m.
The 43-year-old is the ex-husband of Whitney Houston and a founding member of the group New Edition.
An email message to his attorney, Christopher Brown, was not immediately returned.
THIS JUST IN… BOBBY BROWN HAS BEEN BUSTED FOR DUI…
WHITNEY HOUSTON’S EX WAS PULLED OVER IN L.A. MONDAY AFTERNOON REPORTEDLY BECAUSE HE WAS TALKING ON A CELL PHONE WHILE DRIVING.
SOURCES TELL TMZ, IT’S UNCLEAR WHAT SUBSTANCE COPS BELIEVE BROWN HAD BEEN USING, BUT HE WAS ARRESTED ON SUSPICION OF DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE.
BROWN WAS BOOKED INTO VAN NUYS JAIL, WITH BAIL SET AT $50,250.
AND THIS ISN’T THE FIRST TIME BROWN’S BEEN BEHIND BARS…HE WAS CONVICTED OF DUI IN 1996, HE WAS ALSO ARRESTED FOR BATTERY IN 2008 AND AGAIN FOR A PAROLE VIOLATION IN 2005.
BROWN’S EXPECTED BACK IN COURT ON APRIL 20TH.