Bobby Brown is in trouble with the law again: the singer has just been sentenced to jail time, probation and mandatory rehabilitation after pleading no contest to a DUI charge stemming from an October 2012 arrest.The singer, who was once married to late diva Whitney Houston and is now the husband of Alicia Etheredge, must report to jail to start serving time no later than March 20, People magazine reports.
“Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 55 days in jail and four years probation in his most recent drunk driving arrest,” the celebrity publication says.
“Brown, 44, was pulled over in Studio City, Calif., on Oct. 24 for driving erratically and was arrested when the officer detected ‘a strong scent of alcohol.’ He was charged with DUI and driving on a suspended license,” People further reports.
Brown pled no contest to both charges.
However, the October arrest wasn’t the only time he got busted by police for driving while intoxicated, says the same media outlet: he was also arrested in March of the same year on suspicion of DUI.
“He was also ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program,” People says.
“The singer, who married Alicia Etheredge in Hawaii in June of 2012, must report to jail by March 20,” adds the e-zine.
Fans must know that Brown has always had a rough time with the authorities, mostly because of his addictions, which he never made a secret of.
In fact, for years, both fans and Whitney’s family, have held him responsible for her raging drug addiction, the same that eventually led to her death.
It was just recently that Whitney’s brother Michael shouldered some of the blame by revealing on Oprah Winfrey’s show that he had been, in fact, the one who introduced the late singer to crack cocaine – and not Bobby Brown as everyone erroneously believed.