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Bobby Brown pleads not guilty to DUI

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Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston at the Soul Train Awards in March, 1995

Bobby Brown has pleaded not guilty on Monday to drunken driving and other charges following his arrest by California Highway Patrol on on March 26. 

Brown did not attend the Superior Court arraignment in Van Nuys. An attorney entered pleas on the singer's behalf.

The 43-year-old former husband of the late Whitney Houston faces misdemeanor counts of DUI, driving with an illegal blood-alcohol content and driving on a suspended license.

If convicted, he could be sentenced to up to six months in jail.

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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. 

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