Bobby Brown Sentenced to 55 Days in Jail for DUI

Celebrity News Feb. 27, 2013 AT 8:30AM
Bobby Brown performs in concert with New Edition at the AT&T Center on June 3, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Bobby Brown performs in concert with New Edition at the AT&T Center on June 3, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas. Credit: Gary Miller/FilmMagic

Bobby Brown will be spending nearly two months behind bars. The 44-year-old "My Prerogative" singer was sentenced on Tuesday (Feb. 26) to 55 days in prison, plus four years of probation, for driving under the influence and with a suspended license last October. Via his attorney, Brown plead no contest to the charges in court.

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The New Edition crooner was arrested in L.A. after cops pulled him over for driving erratically; this is his third DUI arrest following a late spring 2012 DUI and a 1996 DUI conviction. In addition to his jail time and probation, Brown has been ordered to complete an 18-month alcohol program -- and to attend thrice weekly AA meetings before checking into jail by March 20, according to TMZ.

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One bright spot for the R&B crooner? He wed longtime love Alicia Etheredge in Hawaii last June. Not in attendance for that happy occasion: Bobbi Kristina, Brown's 20-year-old daughter with ex-wife Whitney Houston, who passed away in February of last year.

 

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