US Weekly reports that Bobby Brown made a DUI plea deal in order to avoid jail time. The singer was arrested a month ago after driving under influence being sentenced to a three-year probation and one day in prison. Thanks to his lawyers, Brown convinced judges to pay for his mistake without spending time in jail.
Bobby Brown claims that he has been through a very rough period since his wife, Whitney Houston, was found dead in February. On March 26, the California Highway Patrol pulled him over because he was driving recklessly. After several tests, Brown was taken into custody and booked at the Van Nuys County Jail because he had been driving under the influence.
Based on the decision that was made at the time of the arrest, Bobby Brown was supposed to fulfill a three-year probation period and spend one day in jail for his misdemeanor. His legal representatives made a DUI plea deal and convinced judges to give the 43-year-old singer credit for time served. In addition, Brown will have to pay a $390 fine and to take part in a 90-day alcohol education program to prevent such episodes from happening again in the future.
Brown’s arrest took place four days after his wife’s autopsy results were released. Whitney Houston accidentally drowned in a hotel bathtub. The results of the autopsy revealed that the legendary singer had been consuming large amounts of cocaine by the time of her death.
Houston’s family and friends blame Bobby Brown for Whitney’s tragic end because they claim that he tempted her to use drugs. The two have been married for 14 years, but they didn’t get along and they parted ways in 2007. The two had one daughter together, Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is now 19 years old.
Bobby Brown and his daughter were recently seen in New York spending some quality time together. Sources claim that the two launched at Blue Fin in Times Square, but Bobbi was too busy texting messages and speaking on the phone to pay attention to her dad. Onlookers had the impression that she was not very pleased to be in his company.