Singer Bobby brown did the right thing and turned himself in on Wednesday, March 22, 2013, for a DUI conviction, but served only eight hours in jail and was released on Thursday. According to the Los Angeles Times, Brown is now ouw of jail after less than half a day in jail, and is wearing an electronic ankle bracelet.
The former singer reported himself into police to begin serving a sentence of 55 days in jail and four years of informal probation after he pleaded no contest to a DUI charge in February. That was just one of two offense in the last year by Brown.
Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said that Brown was likely to serve no more than just nine days in County Jail due to overcrowding. His short jail time was also due to time off for good behavior and credit for "good time work time."
Whitmore continued on saying that the electronic ankle bracelet was the idea of county probation officials and the exact requirements of it were not available. Usually, inmates cannot travel outside of their own homes for the time that they are required to wear the device.
Brown is also set to complete an 18-month alcohol-treatment program and attend three Alcoholic Anonymous meetings per week due to his other offenses. Those other charges were driving on a suspended license and a probation violation for a prior DUI incident.