Bobby Brown was charged yesterday with three misdemeanors including DUI, two days after his afternoon arrest in suburban Los Angeles.
Bobby Brown, 43, faces two DUI-related counts and another charge that he was driving on a suspended license, city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said. One of the counts alleges he had a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08%, which is the level at which someone is presumed to be driving under the influence.
The R&B singer’s attorney, Tiffany Feder, said she could not comment on the case because she had not yet received the police report and other documents. Earlier in the day, Tiffany Feder released a statement denying that the singer was driving unsafely when he was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on Monday afternoon.
The agency said Bobby Brown was initially stopped because he was seen talking on a cellphone without a hands-free unit, but the officer also suspected the singer was impaired. The singer failed a field sobriety test, according to police.
Bobby Brown was released from jail without having to post bail.
“Mr. Brown is taking this matter seriously, and an investigation is under way,” Tiffany Feder said in the statement released before her client was charged. “The legal process shall run its course.”
Bobby Brown faces up to six months in jail on the driving under the influence counts if convicted. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 16.
Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston’s ex-husband, is a founding member of the group New Edition and has been touring with the group recently.