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OTRC: Bobby Brown arrested again for DUI in Los Angeles

Bobby Brown performs with New Edition on June 30, 2012. (flickr.com/photos/infinite-ink/)

Bobby Brown, ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early on Wednesday, October 24, in the Los Angeles area, marking his second DUI arrest in seven months.

The 43-year-old R&B singer was pulled over around 1 a.m. at Ventura Boulevard and Corbin Avenue in Tarzana, police told KABC Television, OTRC.com's parent company, adding that he refused to undergo a field sobriety test.

He was booked at Van Nuys Jail, north of Los Angeles, around 3:25 a.m. and released around 7:45 a.m. after posting a $25,000 bond, according to records obtained by OTRC.com.

Brown has not commented about the matter. This is his second DUI arrest this year. He pleaded no contest to a DUI charge in March, weeks after his ex-wife Whitney Houston died, and a judge ordered him to undergo treatment for alcohol addiction, put him on probation and issued a fine.

In August, he checked himself into a confidential rehabilitation center as part of an agreement he had with the State of California following his March arrest for using his cellphone on a public way without a headset and the suspicion of driving under the influence.

Brown has battled substance abuse for years. He also faced a DUI charge in Florida back in 1996. He pleaded guilty to the charge six years later and was sentenced to eight days in jail.

A hearing about Brown's latest DUI arrest was set for November 16. More than a week earlier, on November 8, his R&B group New Edition is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2012 Soul Train Music Awards in Las Vegas. The ceremony is set to air on BET and its spin-off channel Centric TV on November 25.

New Edition, known for hits such as "Candy Girl" and "Mr. Telephone Man," has over the past few months been on a 30th anniversary reunion tour.

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