Bobby Brown was yesterday sentenced to 55 days in jail following a plea of no contest for DUI (an admission of guilt under California law), entered by his attorney.
The 44-year old singer was not present in court as the jail sentence was passed along with an order to complete an 18-month alcohol program and four years of probation for driving under the influence of alcohol with a suspended license in October, 2012. This is Brown's third DUI arrest after he was first convicted in 1996 and in the spring of 2012.
Police stopped the "Two Can Play That Game" singer after officers witnessed his car being driven erratically, weaving between lanes. They smelled alcohol on him when he was pulled over and then gave him a sobriety test, which he failed.
Brown was married to Whitney Houston for 15 years until they divorced in 2007. The iconic songstress died in February 2012 after drowning in a bathtub resulting from the effects of cocaine and heart disease. The couple had one daughter together, Bobbi Kristina, who was not present at her father's wedding to his manager, Alicia Etheridge, in June 2012.
The singer must report to jail on March 20.