Bobby Brown was arrested early Wednesday morning for failing to pass a field sobriety test, making this the second DUI charge in only 7 months for the former boy-bander. Former New Edition member and ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, Brown was just a few miles from his Encino, California home when police pulled him over. “He was pulled over for a traffic violation and based on officer’s observations, he was arrested and booked for driving under the influence,” authorities told the Daily News this morning. “He failed a combination of the field sobriety test and the breathalyzer. It sounds like he was cooperative.” According to police Brown spent several hours in jail before being released on $25,000 bail.
This was not Brown’s first run in with the police in recent months. Back in March Brown was pulled over by the police for talking on his cell phone and smelled alcohol on the singer. According to a source close to Brown the alcohol was still in his system from drinking he had done the night before. The source went on to day “It could have been worse. It could have been really, really bad behavior, with all his irate-ness and craziness.” As part of a plea agreement for the March charges Brown spent much of the summer in rehab.
Bad behavior and substance abuse have been a serious issue for Brown for decades and rumors of violence and drug use circulated freely throughout most of his 14 year marriage to Whitney Houston. He spent 5 days in jail back in 1996 after a drunk driving arrest and was back in jail in 2000 after failing a court-ordered drug test. It’s not all bad news for Brown however; the singer married his longtime manager Alicia Etheridge back in June and released an album over the summer, his first in over 14 years. The singer has so far kept quite though on the upcoming nuptials between his daughter Bobbi Kristina and her adopted brother.