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Bobby Brown arrested for DUI in Van Nuys

March 26, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Singer Bobby Brown was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Van Nuys on Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The California Highway Patrol pulled the R&B singer over near Victory Boulevard and Wilbur Avenue for allegedly talking on his cell phone at 12:20 p.m. After failing a field sobriety test, he was arrested and booked at the Van Nuys Jail.

The 43-year-old Brown was released on his own recognizance shortly before 2 p.m.

Brown is the ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston and a founding member of the group New Edition.

He had previously been convicted of driving under the influence. In 2003, he was also arrested for misdemeanor battery against Houston.