Bobby Brown arrested again on suspicion of drunk driving
R&B singer-songwriter Bobby Brown has been arrested for the second time this year due to suspicion of driving under the influence — yet again.
According to Los Angeles police spokeswoman Venus Hall, 43-year-old Bobby Brown was pulled over around 1AM in the Topanga area when police officers spotted the singer driving erratically on an Los Angeles street.
Law enforcement sources said that police officers approached the vehicle of Bobby Brown and detected a strong smell of alcohol, at which point they asked the singer to get out of his car.
Reports said that Brown was asked to undergo a field sobriety test, but didn’t do very well, so he was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was booked at the Van Nuys prison, but was also released a while later.
A representative for the singer could not be immediately contacted.
Bobby Brown was previously arrested for DUI charges in Los Angeles back in March and pleaded no contest. Under a plea agreement, he checked himself into a rehabilitation center in August to seek treatment for his alcohol abuse issues. He also has a DUI conviction on his record from 1996.
Brown started his singing career as one of the frontmen of the pop group New Edition, from its inception as The Bricks in 1978 until his forced exit from the group in 1986 following a period of misbehavior on his part. Starting a solo career, he became a hit success with his second album, “Don’t Be Cruel,” which created a number of hit singles including the co-self penned “My Prerogative,” which became his signature hit. Bobby Brown had a series of top ten hits on various Billboard charts between 1986 and 1992, and is a recipient of a Grammy Award. He is noted as a pioneer of New Jack Swing music, a fusion of hip-hop and R&B.
Brown was most noted in recent years as the ex-husband of pop singer Whitney Houston. He and Houston later gained notoriety co-starring in the reality show, “Being Bobby Brown.” He has a daughter named Bobbi Kristina with her.