Bobby Brown has avoided jail for DUI after making plea bargain
Bobby Brown, the troubled ex-husband of late singer Whitney Houston, has avoided jail for DUI after making a plea bargain with prosecutors.
Bobby Brown, 43, pleaded no-contest to a charge of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher.
In return prosecutors dropped a charge of driving under the influence, which would have carried a stiffer penalty.
According to TMZ, Bobby Brown was sentenced to 36 months of summary probation and one day in county jail, the latter of which he already served after his arrest.
In addition, the singer has to complete a 90-day alcohol program.
Bobby Brown was arrested last month in Los Angeles after cops noticed he was driving while talking on his cell phone.
And when he was pulled over, they said he strongly smelled of alcohol.
During his sobriety test Bobby Brown blew a 0.12 on a breathalyzer, which is legally drunk in California.
At the time, his lawyer, Tiffany Feder, said “everyone is innocent until proven guilty”, but did not deny he had been drinking.
After being arrested, Bobby Brown was taken to Van Nuys jail.
Officer Tiana Reed said: “We observed intoxication once Mr. Brown was pulled over.
“We put him through four sobriety tests, none of which he passed.
“He was arrested at 12:20 p.m. and booked into the Van Nuys jail.”
Bobby Brown already has a DUI conviction.
He was arrested in Georgia back in 1996.
Bobby Brown eventually pleaded guilty to DUI and served eight days in jail.
Meanwhile it has emerged Bobby Brown may be on the road to reconciling with his daughter Bobbi Kristina.
According to US Weekly, Bobby Brown and his daughter Bobbi Kristina spent some quality time together in New York on Tuesday.
A witness said Bobbi Kristina Brown had lunch with her father at upmarket restaurant Blue Fin, which sits in the heart of Times Square
They were joined by his longtime girlfriend Alicia Etheridge and three other friends.
But while their meal lasted around 90 minutes the bystander claims Bobbi Kristina “was on her phone and texting a crazy amount”.
“She didn’t seem too thrilled to be there, in all honesty,” the source said.
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