Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 55 days in jail for driving under the influence.
A Los Angeles city spokesperson said Brown was sentenced on Tuesday. He was arrested in October for DUI and driving with a suspended license. According to The Associated Press, the singer pleaded no contest to the charges.
Bobby Brown was already on probation for driving under the influence when he was arrested last year. This is his third DUI conviction. His attorney had no comment about the singer’s sentence.
TMZ reports that Brown was given four years probation in addition to the 55 days he will spend inside a Los Angeles jail. The New Edition singer will also be required to complete an 18-month alcohol program.
Bobby Brown has been ordered to turn himself in on March 20. Until that time, he will be required to attend 33 AA meetings per week.
According to Cinema Blend, Bobby Brown was pulled over by police after he was observed driving erratically in Los Angeles. In addition to discovering that Brown was driving on a suspended license, they determined that he was intoxicated as well.
The singer’s driving privileges were reportedly revoked after being charged with DUI earlier in 2012.
Bobby Brown’s history of alcohol and drug problems is a topic in Cissy Houston’s book Remember Whitney. Rolling Stone explains that Whitney Houston’s mom believes her daughter’s life may have turned out differently had she escaped Bobby Brown’s influence.
“I do believe her life would have turned out differently. It would have been easier for her to get sober and stay sober. Instead she was with someone who, like her, wanted to party. To me, he never seemed to be a help to her in the way she needed.”
Are you a fan of Bobby Brown? What do you think about the New Edition singer getting sentenced to 55 days in jail?
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