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Bobby Brown Gets Jail For Drink Driving
Bobby Brown, the former husband of the late Whitney Houston, has been sentenced to 55 days in jail after admitting to drink driving.
Brown pleaded no contest, an admission of guilt under California law, to driving under the influence and driving on a suspended licence in October in Los Angeles.
Police said they stopped the singer after seeing him driving erratically, and that he failed a field sobriety test. It was his second arrest for drunken driving in 2012.
Brown did not appear in court on Tuesday and his plea was entered by his lawyer. 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 programme.
Brown and Houston divorced in 2007 after 15 years of what Houston later described as a drug and alcohol-fueled marriage.
Houston drowned accidentally in a Beverly Hills hotel bathtub on February 11, 2012, from the effects of heart disease and cocaine.