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Saturday 19 April 2014

Whitney’s ex Bobby Brown jailed for two months over drunk-driving

SINGER Bobby Brown, the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, has been sentenced to 55 days in jail after admitting to driving drunk last year.

Brown pleaded no contest, an admission of guilt under California law, to driving under the influence and driving on a suspended license in October in a Los Angeles suburb.

Police said they stopped Brown after seeing him driving erratically, and that he failed a sobriety test. It was his second arrest for drunken driving in 2012.

Brown did not appear in court and his plea was entered by his attorney. He must report to jail on March 20.

The New Edition singer was also sentenced to four years probation, ordered to install an ignition interlock device and to attend an alcohol counselling program.

Brown and Houston divorced in 2007 after 15 years of what Houston later described as a drug- and alcohol-fuelled marriage. Houston drowned accidentally in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February 11, 2012, from the effects of heart disease and cocaine.

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