Bobby Brown charged after second suspected DUI
Former New Edition member Bobby Brown has already been charged by city prosecutors on Thursday with multiple misdemeanors following his arrest in Tarzana this week on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Los Angeles city attorney’s office spokesman Frank Mateljan said that 43-year-old Bobby Brown was charged with driving under the influence with a prior and refusing to undergo a chemical test, driving on a restricted license due to alcohol/drugs and operating a vehicle without a required ignition interlock device.
Previous reports have stated that Brown — who was the former husband of late diva Whitney Houston — was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of driving while inebriated, making it the R&B singer’s second arrest in the San Fernando Valley in just seven months.
Los Angeles police officers pulled over Bobby Brown near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Corbin Avenue about 1AM. When they approached the singer’s vehicle, they smelled alcohol, authorities said. Brown was subsequently booked for drunk driving and released.
This is not the first time “My Prerogative” singer Bobby Brown had a run-in with the law. Back in March, he was also pulled over near Victory Boulevard and Wilbur Avenue after police officers saw him talking on his mobile phone. Authorities arrested him after administering a field sobriety test. He pleaded no contest to misdemeanor driving under the influence in connection with that arrest and was sentenced to three years’ probation.
Brown’s March arrest came just four days after the Los Angeles County coroner’s office publicly released the results of its autopsy on Whitney Houston.
Bobby Brown is due in Van Nuys Superior Court on November 16. In case he is convicted of the misdemeanor charges, he could face a year in jail and/or $7,000 in fines. He may also face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $610 for violating probation for his March arrest.