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Bobby Brown arrested on drunken driving charge

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 6:19 AM EDT, Tue March 27, 2012
Singer Bobby Brown is scheduled to perform with New Edition on Thursday in St. Louis, Missouri.
Singer Bobby Brown is scheduled to perform with New Edition on Thursday in St. Louis, Missouri.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • 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

Los Angeles (CNN) -- 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.

Bobby Brown 'not what he used to be'

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.

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