Whitney Houston's ex held for drink driving

27/03/12

Bobby Brown

Whitney Houston's ex-husband Bobby Brown has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence (DUI).

Officials in Los Angeles say the R&B star was pulled over after being spotted talking on his mobile phone without a hands-free kit.

Police say the singer was held after failing a field sobriety test which can include motorists being asked to stand on one leg or walk in a straight line.

The 43-year-old was taken to a nearby jail but released on £3,500 bail.

Brown's highest-charting single in the UK to date is Two Can Play That Game, which reached number three in April 1995.

In 2003 Bobby Brown was sentenced to eight days in jail after pleading guilty to a drink-driving charge from 1996.

He was ordered to perform 240 hours of community service and pay about $2,600 (£1,607) in fines.

Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown

Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston divorced in 2007 after being married for 15 years.

During their time together Houston claimed the pair were physically violent with each other. Brown was arrested and charged with battery towards her in 2003.

Last week a coroner's report said Houston, who was found drowned in her hotel bath tub in February, had traces of cocaine in her system.

Medical documents also showed she suffered from a form of heart disease.

Whitney Houston left everything in her will to her only child, 19-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown.