Bobby Brown arrested on drunken driving charge

Singer Bobby Brown is scheduled to perform with New Edition on Thursday in St. Louis, Missouri.

Story highlights

  • 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.

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Brown, the ex-husband of the late singer Whitney Houston, is scheduled to perform with his group New Edition on Thursday in St. Louis.