Rep: Brown wasn't driving erratically

March 28, 2012 at 4:19 PM
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LOS ANGELES, March 28 (UPI) -- Bobby Brown's attorney says the R&B star wasn't driving erratically when he was arrested this week in Los Angeles for allegedly driving under the influence.

The 43-year-old New Edition singer was arrested Monday after police pulled him over for talking on his cell phone and determined he was impaired when he allegedly failed a field sobriety test. Brown was arrested and taken to the Van Nuys police station jail, then released on his own recognizance about two hours later.

"Everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and Mr. Brown was not driving erratically," Tiffany Feder, Brown's lawyer, told in a statement Wednesday. "He was speaking on his cell phone. Mr. Brown has not been convicted of anything associated with this incident. Mr. Brown is taking this matter seriously and an investigation is underway. The legal process shall run its course."

Brown has been in the spotlight since his ex-wife, multiple-Grammy Award winning recording star Whitney Houston, drowned last month in a hotel bathtub after using cocaine and prescription drugs.

The recording artists, who both battled addictions to drugs and alcohol over the years, have one child together, 19-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.

Brown has a history of arrests for battery, motor vehicle-related offenses and parole violations.

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