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Bobby Brown sentenced to probation in alcohol-related driving incident

By Michael Martinez and Jane Caffrey, CNN
updated 10:09 AM EDT, Thu April 26, 2012
Singer Bobby Brown pleaded no contest Wednesday to a drunken-driving charge.
Singer Bobby Brown pleaded no contest Wednesday to a drunken-driving charge.
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Singer pleads no contest to driving with blood alcohol content .08% or higher
  • Prosecutors dismiss two other charges against him
  • He must undergo a 90-day alcohol treatment program
  • He failed a field sobriety test during a California traffic stop last month

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Singer Bobby Brown pleaded no contest Wednesday to driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or higher and was sentenced to 36 months of probation, his attorney said.

The charge to which he pleaded no contest is a violation of the California vehicle code, the attorney said.

In Los Angeles County Superior Court, prosecutors dismissed two other counts against him -- a drunk driving charge and a suspended driver's license charge -- said Brown lawyer Tiffany Feder.

Brown was also sentenced to one day in jail -- which he already served -- and must undergo a 90-day alcohol treatment program, Feder said.

Whitney's will names Bobby a beneficiary

Brown didn't appear in court, Feder said.

Brown, 43, showed signs of intoxication and failed a field sobriety test during the traffic stop last month in the Reseda area of Los Angeles County, California, Highway Patrol spokeswoman Tiana Reed said.

Brown is the ex-husband of the late singer Whitney Houston.

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