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OTRC: Bobby Brown released from jail after serving 8 hours for DUI conviction

Bobby Brown has been released from jail after serving just eight hours of his 55-day jail sentence stemming from a driving under the influence conviction.

The 44-year-old was released on Wednesday, March 20. He was fitted with electronic ankle monitor, which he will have to wear for eight days, according to an L.A. County sheriff's spokesperson.

"Mr. Brown has accepted responsibility for what occurred last October 2012. Mr. Brown is pleased that the matter has been resolved and to be home with this wife and young son," a spokesperson for Brown said in a statement.

In late February, Brown was sentenced to 55 days in jail for the October 2012 drunk driving arrest. That arrest had marked the second time within a year he was arrested for the charge.

In addition to the jail sentence, he was given four more years of information probation and was ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program -- including three AA classes a week -- and pay $3,600 in fines.

Brown pleaded no contest to the separate DUI charge in March 2012. The judge on that case ordered him to undergo treatment for alcohol addiction, put him on probation and issued a fine.

Brown has battled substance abuse for years and has a prior DUI conviction from 1996. He pleaded guilty to the charge six years later and was sentenced to eight days in jail.

In 2004, he was sentenced to 60 days behind bars for violating his probation, months after he was arrested and charged with battery following a domestic dispute with Houston. In 2008, he was sentenced to a year of community service after police found him in an SUV in possession of a small amount of cocaine.

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