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Bobby Brown is back in the news, and it has nothing to do with the death of his ex-wife, the late Whitney Houston. The New Edition singer, 43, was arrested Monday for suspicion of driving under the influence.
On the afternoon of March 26, Brown was pulled over in the San Fernando Valley at approximately 12:20 p.m. for talking on his cell phone while driving. According to People, a California Highway Patrol officer asked Brown to exit the vehicle and administered a field sobriety test, which the singer failed. Brown was then taken into custody.
The authorities have not detailed which substance Brown used before driving, but the R&B performer was released on his own recognizance from a Van Nuys police station jail, a Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson says.
Brown's arrest comes just four days after a coroner's report announced that his ex-wife's death was due to accidental drowning. The couple -- who had one daughter, Bobbi Kristina -- divorced in 2007 after a contentious 14-year marriage that both parties admitted was filled with substance abuse.
At Houston's funeral, Brown made headlines when he abruptly left the star-studded memorial service after his family was asked to keep changing their seating arrangements.
"In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events," he said in a statement. "This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how."