Bobby Brown avoids jail in DUI case image

Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston will not face any additional jail time for his arrest for driving under the influence (DUI) last month.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Brown, 43, was sentenced to three years’ probation and a day in Los Angeles County jail, but already gets credit for time served. In addition, Brown was fined $390 and was ordered to attend a 90-day alcohol education program.

Brown’s attorney Tiffany Feder entered the plea Wednesday and confirmed the remaining driving under the influence count was dismissed.

She declined further comment on the case.

The singer was arrested March 26 near Victory Boulevard and Wilbur Avenue after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over for talking on his cellphone. He later failed a field sobriety test, authorities said.
Brown was married to Houston from 1992 to 2007. The couple had a rocky relationship, plagued by substance abuse and reports of violent arguments.

They had one daughter, Bobbi Kristina, who is now 19.

Brown’s ex-wife, singer Whitney Houston, accidentally drowned in a hotel bathtub the month before Brown’s arrest. She was 48 when she died after years of drug abuse.