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Bobby Brown on drink-drive charge

BOBBY Brown, ex husband of the late Whitney Houston, has been charged with three offences, including drink driving, two days after his afternoon arrest in Los Angeles.

Brown faces two drink driving related charges and another that he was driving on a suspended licence, the city's legal spokesman, Frank Mateljan said.

The singer is accused of having a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08pc, the US legal level at which someone is presumed to be driving under the influence.

Brown's attorney, Tiffany Feder, would not comment on the case as she had no police report.

Earlier in the day, she released a statement denying that the singer was driving unsafely when he was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on Monday afternoon.

The agency said Brown was initially stopped because he was seen talking on a mobile phone without a hands-free unit, but the officer also suspected the singer was impaired and Brown failed a roadside test.

He was later released from jail.

"Mr Brown is taking this matter seriously, and an investigation is under way," Feder said in the statement released before her client was charged. "The legal process shall run its course."

Brown faces up to six months in jail for drink driving if convicted.

His first court appearance is scheduled for April 16.

Brown is the ex-husband of Grammy award-winning Houston, who drowned in a bathtub on the eve of music Awards in February. He made a brief appearance at her funeral but left before the service began.

Brown is a founding member of the group New Edition and has been touring with the group recently.