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Bobby Brown gets no more jail time in DUI plea deal

April 25, 2012 |  1:00 pm

Bobby Brown pleads not guilty

Singer Bobby Brown was sentenced to three years' probation and a day in Los Angeles County jail after pleading no contest Wednesday to misdemeanor driving under the influence in connection with his drunk-driving arrest last month, prosecutors from the city attorney's office said.

Brown will not have to serve time because he gets credit for time served. He also was fined $390 and must attend a 90-day alcohol education program.

The singer was arrested March 26 near Victory Boulevard and Wilbur Avenue after a California Highway Patrol officer pulled him over for talking on his cellphone. He later failed a field sobriety test, authorities said.

Brown is represented by attorney Tiffany Feder. His arrest came four days after the Los Angeles County coroner's office released the results of its autopsy of Brown's ex-wife, Whitney Houston.

Brown, who was married to Houston for 14 years before the couple divorced in 2007, reportedly has had numerous run-ins with the law, including a 1996 drunk-driving incident in Florida. Much of the couple’s marital turmoil and legal woes played out in public, including in a 2005 reality show called “Being Bobby Brown.”

He faced a maximum of a year in county jail if convicted.


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Photo: Bobby Brown, pictured in February performing with New Edition, pleaded no contest to drunk-driving charges. Credit: Marc Andrew Deley / Getty Images