NEW: Brown is released from custody after several hours, police say
He was booked on driving-under-the-influence charge, police say
Brown showed signs of intoxication and failed the field sobriety test, police say
Whitney Houston's ex-husband is scheduled to perform Thursday in St. Louis
Singer Bobby Brown faces a drunken driving charge after being pulled over Monday afternoon for talking on his cell phone while driving, a California Highway Patrol spokeswoman said.
Brown, 43, showed signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test during the traffic stop at 12:20 p.m. in the Reseda area of Los Angeles County, Officer Tiana Reed said.
He was taken to the Los Angeles Police station in Van Nuys, where he was booked on a charge of driving under the influence, Reed said.
Brown was released later Monday after several hours in custody, according to a California Highway Patrol spokesman.
Brown, the ex-husband of the late singer Whitney Houston, is scheduled to perform with his group New Edition on Thursday in St. Louis.
CNN’s Doug Hyde and Nischelle Turner contributed to this report.