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Bobby Brown charged with DUI in Tarzana

March 28, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
Two days after his drunken driving arrest in Tarzana, Bobby Brown was formally charged Wednesday with three misdemeanor charges, including DUI.

The singer is accused of driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol level of more than .08 and driving on a suspended license.

Brown's attorney concedes her client was talking on his cellphone before he was pulled over Monday, however she said Brown was not driving erratically.

The 43-year-old failed a field sobriety test, according to the CHP. He was released from jail without having to post bail.

Brown faces up to a year in jail. His first court appearance is scheduled for April 16.

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.