Bobby Brown gets Probation after DUI Arrest

Bobby Brown, the former member of New Edition and the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, was sentenced to 3 years of probation after pleading no contest to a DUI charge in California. He will also have to participate in a 90-day alcohol education course.

The 43 year-old was pulled over by law enforcement in March 2012 because he was seen talking on his cell phone without using a hands-free device. In California, drivers may not text or hold their cell phones to their ear while driving. According to reports, the officer who pulled Brown over noticed that the singer showed signs of intoxication. The officer administered a field sobriety test, which Brown failed.

Brown has already served 1 day in jail and paid $390 in fines related to this incident. Bobby Brown was previously convicted of DUI in Georgia in 1996.

Had Brown been convicted of DUI in Arizona, he would have been subject to mandatory jail time, fines,  a suspended driver’s license, and would have been required to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle for at least 6 months after his driving privileges were restored.

If you have been arrested for DUI, contact an attorney for DUI at Oracle Law Group Office P.C. for assistance with your DUI case.

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