Bobby Brown has been charged with three misdemeanor charges, including driving under the influence (DUI), after being arrested in suburban Los Angeles on Monday.
The ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston was charged with two DUI-related counts, as well as driving with a suspended license, according to Frank Mateljan, spokesman for the city attorney. The R&B singer had a blood-alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent, a level that is already considered as drunken driving.
Tiffany Feder, attorney for Mr. Brown, declined to comment on the case as she had not yet received police reports and other pertinent documents. Initially, however, she issued a statement that denied allegations that her client was driving unsafely when he was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol (CHP) on Monday afternoon.
The singer was initially flagged because he was seen talking on his cellphone without a hands-free unit. The officer who apprehended him also suspected that he was impaired. The CHP said that Brown had failed a field sobriety test; he was released from jail without posting bail.
Feder said the following in a statement issued prior to the charges, which were given on March 28: “Mr. Brown is taking this matter seriously, and an investigation is under way… The legal process shall run its course.” Her client may face up to six months in jail, if he is convicted on the DUI counts. He is scheduled to appear in court on April 16.