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Bobby Brown arrested on suspicion of DUI in Reseda

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Bobby Brown was arrested in the San Fernando Valley on Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to California Highway Patrol, the L.A. Times reports. 

Officers reportedly administered a field sobriety test to Brown after pulling him over at the corner of Victory and Wilbur in Reseda just before 12:30 p.m. for talking on his cell phone.

The arrest comes days after autopsy results revealed his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, died from an accidental drowning with contributing factors of cocaine use and a heart episode. Their 14-year marriage was "tarnished by drug abuse, Brown's run-ins with the law and allegations of domestic abuse," the Times added.

Brown made news during Houston's funeral when left the proceedings early after he was asked several times to move. After much speculation on his dramatic departure, Brown, who was on tour with his '80s group New Edition, quickly released a statement. 

"My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions," the singer wrote. "I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. This was a day to honour Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how."

While some have tried to attribute blame on Brown for Houston's demise, in a recent interview with Oprah Winfrey, Whitney's older brother Gary defended Brown.

"I loved Bobby Brown. Bobby was a good guy," Gary Houston, told Winfrey, adding "I don't know how good they were for each other."

Mr. Houston also denied that the family did not want Brown to attend the funeral.

"Bobby was supposed to be there," said Gary Houston confirmed.

 

With contributions by Tony Pierce

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