Bobby Brown was arrested and accused of driving under the influence on Monday, according to gossip website TMZ. Brown was pulled over in Los Angeles, Calif., at 12:20 p.m. Pacific Standard time on Monday, TMZ reported, allegedly for talking on his cell phone while driving.
The singer and ex-husband of late singer Whitney Houston was arrested and is currently being held at Van Nuys Jail, according to TMZ, and if he is convicted of DUI, it will be his second such conviction after one in Georgia in 1996, in which he pleaded guilty to DUI and spent 8 days in jail.
The law enforcement sources TMZ spoke with did not reveal whether or not Bobby Brown appeared to be drunk or what substance they think the singer was on when he was arrested.
According to Gossip Cop, however, the singer blew a 0.12 BAC, putting him well over the legal Blood Alcohol Content limit.
But driving under the influence is just one of the many things the self-proclaimed bada-- Bobby Brown has been charged with over the course of his tumultuous 43-year life.
Brown has a long and storied history of drug abuse, admitting repeatedly that he used marijuana and abused alcohol and cocaine. He also became addicted to crack and heroin in the 1990s, Houston told MTV. He claims now though that though he drinks some he does not continue to abuse cocaine and heroin.
Brown was arrested repeatedly during the height of his musical career and hit with citations for engaging in lewd conduct for pretending to engage in sexual activity with female audience members onstage. But he was arrested for a number of other even more serious crimes also, including DUI, DWI and drug possession, earning him a reputation of being a bad boy. When pulled over for the 1996 DUI, he was also charged with resisting arrest for cursing at police officers.
In 2003, Bobby Brown was arrested for allegedly abusing Whitney Houston, and in 2004 he was jailed in Georgia on a parole violation. Later that year he was sentenced to 90 days in prison for missing child support, a sentence that was suspended after he paid the $15,000 in due payments.
So, as seen here, though this is Bobby Brown's first arrest since Whitney Houston's death, Brown is no stranger to run-ins with the authorities.